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Michael Hanson <mshanson@mac.com> |

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Re: st: Video from multiple graph exports |

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Wed, 03 Dec 2008 21:06:23 -0500 |

Thanks, Mike On Dec 3, 2008, at 6:15 PM, Martin Weiss wrote:

Not too much magic there. What I meant was: I would not know how totell Acrobat or other suggested PDF-makers to just turn my graphinto a pdf file. Most of the other utilities are installed asprinters, so that would complicate matters for me...sysuse auto, clear sc mpg wei cap erase mygr.eps cap erase mygr.pdf gr export mygr.eps !epstopdf mygr.eps !start mygr.pdf HTH Martin _______________________ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Hanson" <mshanson@mac.com> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 12:07 AM Subject: Re: st: Video from multiple graph exportsMartin:Since epstopdf is available for the same three platforms as Stata(i.e., Mac, Unix, Windows), perhaps a few examples showing howyou "talk to it from inside Stata" would be of general interest.Indeed, without stepping on the feet of the Stata Journaleditors, I think this would be a good topic for a Stata Tip in anupcoming issue of the SJ.-- Mike On Dec 3, 2008, at 5:58 PM, Martin Weiss wrote:Well, epstopdf is free as well and I know how to talk to it frominside Stata. In contrast to ps2pdf, there are no white marginsto take care of...HTH Martin _______________________----- Original Message ----- From: "Paula Lackie"<plackie@carleton.edu>To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 11:53 PM Subject: Re: st: Video from multiple graph exportsAny Mac can "print to PDF" and there are a number of options forgetting a PC to print to PDF. One reliable free version is"PDFCreator"----- Original Message ----- From: "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.eduSent: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 3:20:01 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada CentralSubject: Re: st: Video from multiple graph exports "Export the Stata graphs as PDF format. (A feature only available in the Mac version, I believe.)" In Windows, -gr export- as .eps and use !epstopdf from your MikTeX distribution. Not much more effort than on the MAC... HTH Martin _______________________----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Hanson"<mshanson@mac.com>To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 10:13 PM Subject: Re: st: Video from multiple graph exportsDan:I have done something like this for several presentations --although Itypically prefer to use a remote to step through the "movieframes"rather than automate the transitions. That way I can stop andcomment oncertain slides (the audience sees it as "freezing" theanimation), or goback to a specific slide to answer questions.The caveat, given the details you have provided in yourmessage: myprocess requires a Macintosh. Specifically, it requires use ofKeynote,Apple's presentation software available only for Mac OS X. Briefly, in three steps (though I am happy to provide details if requested):1. Export the Stata graphs as PDF format. (A feature onlyavailable inthe Mac version, I believe.) 2. Place PDFs of graphs into individual slides in Keynote.3. Add automatic timed transitions and effects as needed. Youcan settransition times on a per-slide basis, as you inquired. This whole process is very easy with Keynote, as it provides finecontrols for aligning the graphs and professional transitionsbetweenslides. Plus, since everything is done with PDF, you don'tget those"jaggies" (i.e. pixelation) that often afflict graphics inPowerPoint.Additionally, with Keynote you can export your presentation toQuickTime(.mov) or Flash (.swf) formats as a self- running, cross-platform file ifdesired.I suspect one could use LaTeX-based presentation tools (beamer?powerdot?prosper?) to accomplish the same thing, albeit with (much)more effort.Hope this helps, Mike On Dec 3, 2008, at 2:49 PM, Dan Weitzenfeld wrote:Hi Folks,I'm considering making a movie using multiple Stata graphs,exported.E.g., for t=0,1,...n, graphing the data at each t, and thenusing aslide-show program to stack the graphs in time order, creating a "movie" illustrating how the data changes over time. My questions: 1. Has anyone does this before, and if so, do you have recommendations for the most flexible slide-show program?Specifically, I'm wondering if there is a program that willallow forvariable intervals between slides (e.g., t=0, 1.5, 2, 2.2,....)2. Is there a way to overlay a Stata graph on top of a .jpgfile?I've been doing this manually, using -spmap- to plot mylocation-oriented data, exporting graphs as .emf/.wmf,ungrouping theresult in PowerPoint and aligning the .jpg overlay.3. Am I trying to use Stata to do something it's not suitedfor? Iknow JMP can play movies from data, but I don't think themovies canbe exported, and, well, I'm partial to Stata. Thanks in advance, -Dan* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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