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RE: st: Absolute point size in Stata schemes

From   "Dupont, William" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: Absolute point size in Stata schemes
Date   Thu, 5 Oct 2006 15:09:31 -0500


The scale option is very useful.  Still it would be nice if it were
possible to choose between absolute and relative sizes when designing
Stata schemes.  The scale option does require a little trial and error
to get the precise appearance that one is looking for.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Svend Juul
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: st: Absolute point size in Stata schemes 

William Dupont wrote:
I am writing a manuscript with a large number of figures.  These figures
vary greatly in size and complexity.  I would like to define my Stata
scheme in such a way that the point size of text remains fairly constant
regardless of the size of the graph.  The scheme command
   gsize axis_title  medium
creates an axis title that maintains a constant relative size:  If I
double the size of the graph, I double the size of my axis title.  Is
there any way that I can set the point size to, say, 9 point regardless
of the absolute size of the graph? 
I don't think it can be done automatically, but I found the scale()
option very useful to obtain reasonably sized markers and texts. See [G]

Svend Juul
Institut for Folkesundhed, Afdeling for Epidemiologi (Institute of
Public Health, Department of Epidemiology) Vennelyst Boulevard 6 DK-8000
Aarhus C,  Denmark Phone, work:  +45 8942 6090 Phone, home:  +45 8693
Fax:          +45 8613 1580 

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