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Re: st: Can .wmf file be opened by Stata?

From   Neil Shephard <>
Subject   Re: st: Can .wmf file be opened by Stata?
Date   Tue, 2 Nov 2010 09:25:09 +0000

2010/11/2 Grace Jessie <>:
> I am just learning graph in Stata. Sometimes I exported the picture in .wmf file and wanted to edit it afterwards, so I sent the question.
> Now that no editing can be done by .wmf file, I should also save the graph as .gph file in case I want to do any other editing afterwards.

Its good practice to get the graph as close as possible in Stata first
(when its a .gph), but there are some things that are still
troublesome and for which you may wish to edit the exported .wmf file
in a grahpics editor external to Stata.  Thats what the FAQ was
instructive about (steps 7 through to 11).

> Thank you for reminding me of the reason why  "translate figure.gph figure.wmf" does not work. My Stata is version 10, which may not
> support the command.
> By the way, is there a similar command in version 10 as "translate figure.gph figure.wmf" in version 9?

Yes, you already mentioned it, its -graph export [filename].wmf,
as(wmf)- to get a WMF version of your graph.  If there was something
you couldn't get right in Stata you can then pick up the the FAQ at
step 4 to make the desired alterations.

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