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RE: st: transparent background with graph for powerpoint


From   "Lachenbruch, Peter" <Peter.Lachenbruch@oregonstate.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: transparent background with graph for powerpoint
Date   Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:04:28 -0700

This is an interesting idea, but I don't know how to copy a graph as a
vector object.  Is this simply copy graph and then pasting it into
PowerPoint?  I suspect not.

Is there a handy reference?  A quick look at twoway help didn't indicate
how to save as a vector object.

Tony

Peter A. Lachenbruch
Department of Public Health
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-737-3832
FAX: 541-737-4001


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of David Elliott
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:43 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: transparent background with graph for powerpoint

I'm surprised they didn't advise you to copy the graph as a vector
object and paste it into PowerPoint - that's what I do.  It takes some
fiddling, but you can then ungroup the graph objects (you will have to
convert to a MS Office drawing object - sometimes problematic because
it can lose shading in the conversion).  Once you have done the
ungrouping (there may be multiple groups of grouped objects) you can
select and delete the background layers.

Interestingly, once the graph is a drawing object you can do a number
of things not possible with a regular Stata graph including using
transparent shading.

DCE
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