> Hi, list:
> In my quest to create MPL plots for insertion into Word documents, I
> tried post-script (doesn't work well - Word doesn't like the ps file
> created by MPL), pdf (can't create more then 8 plots per job and can
> not import into word), png (works but each plot needs to be magified
> manually before saving), and now I am playing around with the svg
> format. Word doesn't recognize the svg format but I can open the
> file in gimp, select the portion of the chart I need, and do
> cut-and-paste over to Word. I can do the same with png format too
> but svg format works better if I have to do cut and paste and scale.
When you open the svg in gimp, it is being rendered as pixels; from that
point on, it is the same as if you had made a png at the same
resolution, except that there are subtle differences in positioning and
probably antialiasing between externally rendered svg and
Did you try eps rather than ps?
> My question is this:
> While the svg files are much smaller then the cooresponding png file
> (yes, and scalable), I am surprised that the quality of the plot
> doesn't seem to be that much better (seem like about the same as
> compared to a corresponding png figure). I would have thought that
> they should (see for example:
> Is this because MPL is not taking advantage of the capabilities
> offered by svg?
> I know that not every one works with Word but for good or for bad,
> that's what I have to work with in oder to submit my paper for
> publishing. Surely many of you have come across this kind of
> chanllenge. What have you been doing for inserting MPL created
> charts into Word?
> -- John Henry
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