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st: RE: Another graph printing problem

From   "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: Another graph printing problem
Date   Tue, 7 Oct 2003 15:28:56 +0100

Allan Reese
> I have for some time printed draft graphs from Stata by 
> putting the paper
> landscape and applying 150% scaling in graph options.  I 
> don't recall
> problems in Stata 7, but recently tried it with Stata 8 and 
> found that the
> graph was scaled as desired but the text was scaled rather 
> more.  For
> example, the title which fitted well within the graph area 
> on the screen
> became far wider than the plot when printed.  Printing at 
> 100% gave the
> same relative sizes as on the screen.  I expect overall 
> scaling between
> screen and printer to retain WYSIWYG proportions.  Do other 
> users get the
> same results?  Is this a bug?

If you say "bug" to a graphics developer, 
they will probably explain about different implementations 
of different fonts on different platforms for a couple of 

What Allan did is, > or <, what I used to do. But 
with some fonts things can indeed go very awry. 

However, I get _much_ better results from 
something like 

. graph display, xsize(7) ysize(5) 

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