Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 11:29:31 -0400
Reply-To: Samuel Croker <samuel.croker@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Samuel Croker <samuel.croker@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Outputing a High Resolution Image of a Line Graph
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There is a colour pdf driver PDFC as well. It is interesting to note,
although I do not completely understand how the pdfs are created, that
they appear to be vector based as well. I stumbled upon this because
I was trying to create sparklines for a paper, and my local LaTeX guru
suggested that I use pdf graphics rather than jpeg or png. So I
generated them very large (10000px by 625px) then output them 192pt by
12pt for inclusion into a 12 point font sentence. It worked very
well. Unfortunately, pdf graphics do not appear to be useful for ms
word, but I am not word expert either.
I am putting some things together, rather slowly, at
http://www.sascommunity.org/wiki/Sparklines, and there is some
additional info there such as generating custom graphics devices to
keep typing down. I still have a bit to put together.
On 10/17/07, Paul Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Sam and Mehdi,
> Thanks for your replies. I'm in my other office until Friday and so I won't be able to fully test your suggestions until then. In the meantime though, I decided to do a quick test using the pdf option that Sam suggested. Although I don't currently have access to a colour printer, the black-and-white print seems to be of quite high resolution. So pdf looks like a quick and easy solution to my problem. And if the graph doesn't look good in colour, I should be able to use Mehdi's suggestions to improve it.
> Thanks for your help.
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Samuel T. Croker
Lexington, SC & Bethesda, MD