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Export graphs


When the top window is a graph window, you can click Export graph on the File menu (or on the context menu that appears when you right-click on the graph window's title bar) to save the graph as a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file, Device Independent Bitmap (BMP), PNG, JPG, GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), or TIF file, or as a PowerPoint slide (*.pptx).

On Windows versions prior to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, support for PowerPoint files (*.pptx) requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (a free download from Microsoft).

You can control the height and width of the saved image in the Export graph options panel (Tools menu).

Export graph options.

Editing SVG files

SVG files can be edited in several Windows applications:

Use of MedCalc graphs in Powerpoint

MedCalc can save the image directly as a Powerpoint file. It does so by inserting the graph in Windows metafile format in a blank file.

Recent Powerpoint versions (Office 2019, Office 365) allow to import SVG files in a slide, which may give better results than using a Windows metafile.

Either way, when you want to edit the image in Powerpoint, you first have to ungroup the image to convert it to a Microsoft Office drawing object. Proceed as follows:

  • right-click your the imported image
  • click Group ➔ Ungroup

    Ungroup images in Powerpoint


  • on the Graphics Format tab
  • click Group ➔ Ungroup

    Ungroup images in Powerpoint

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