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st: Printing graphs to pdf under program control


From   Ian Watson <i.watson@econ.usyd.edu.au>
To   statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Printing graphs to pdf under program control
Date   Wed, 13 Oct 2004 11:56:44 +1000

Dear statalist,

  Has anyone had success passing a filename under program control to
  Acrobat Distiller on a Windows platform?

  I wish to print my graph to a pdf file, but graph export (to pdf) is
  not available under Windows. I can of course print to Acrobat
  Distiller manually. But what I want to do is automate the procedure
  inside a do file. At present the commands:

  graph use mygraphfile
  graph print, logo(off) lm(0) tm(0)

  work successfully, and provided I have set Acrobat Distiller as my
  default printer, the dialogue box for Acrobat Distiller comes up and
  I can type the filename for the PDF file in. However, I want to
  automate this by passing the filename to Distiller.

  I have tried the unix approach:

  printer define prn ps "mypdf_filename"

  but this doesn't work under Windows ("unrecognised command: printer").

  I notice that there seems to be a default value in the Distiller
  dialogue box ("stata graph.pdf") but I am unsure if this is Distiller
  behaviour, or something that Stata has sent to Distiller. If the
  latter, then presumably there is a hook somewhere for sending one's
  own choice of filename.

  Finally, not all of the print graphic controls from the dialogue box
  (Graphic Preferences - Printer) appear to be available in syntax, or
  have I overlooked something? In particular, I notice missing are the
  color mapping options, and the scaling options.

  Any advice on these matters would be greatly appreciated.


-- 
Kind regards,
 Ian                          

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Ian Watson
Senior Researcher
acirrt
University of Sydney
NSW 2006
Australia

Phone: 02 9351 5622
  Fax: 02 9351 5615

Email: i.watson@econ.usyd.edu.au
  Web: www.acirrt.com
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