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From   "Steichen, Thomas J." <SteichT@rjrt.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: black graph
Date   Fri, 1 Oct 2004 08:24:13 -0400

Al,

I fight this same problem with my HP LJ-6P (a not terribly old printer).  In my case, graph region background colors in a color
graph or shading in a B&W graph turn black and sometimes the graphing symbols turn white (other times they just disappear in the
blackness) when I print after pasting into MS/Word.  Such graphs print fine if printed to the 6P directly from Stata; they'll also
print fine to my networked HP LJ-4550 Color Printer from Word, even in black and white.  I can fiddle with some of the printer
options in the 6P driver to get a readable graph but this wipes out all shading so I get a very' plain graph, a la graph7 graphics.


Clearly there is an incompatibility with how the graph instructions get interpreted... but who we blame is not so clear!

Tom

Thomas J. Steichen
steicht@rjrt.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of FEIVESON, ALAN H. (AL)
(JSC-SK) (NASA)
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 5:05 PM
To: statalist (E-mail)
Subject: st: black graph


Hi - can someone please tell me how to get a Stata 8 graph to come out in black and white when I paste it into a MS Word document
and  print it. When I put options into the graph command in Stata, such as
.....,graphregion(fcolor(white)) mcolor(black)
it comes out looking fine in both Stata and the Word document on the monitor. Then when I print it the colors come out reversed.

Thanks
Al Feiveson
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