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Save graph options

Export graph options.

  • Aspect ratio: select the aspect ratio of the image.
    • Use window aspect ratio: the height:width ratio of the image will be the same as the height:width ratio of the graph window as displayed on the screen.
    • Height:width ratio 3:4: the height:width ratio of the image will be 3:4
    • Free: you can select the height and width independently.
  • Size (pixels): select the height and width, in pixels, of the image saved to disk.
  • Resolution (TIF files only): specify the resolution (DPI) when saving the graph as a TIF file (default = 300 DPI).
  • Use placeable file header in metafiles (*.wmf): select this option to use the Aldus Placeable Metafile (APM) format for metafiles (*.wmf).
A high DPI (usually 300 or more is required by publishers) is meaningless when the number of pixels in the image is small.

Remember: DPI = Dots per inch.

If the graph is to be printed at 300 DPI

  • in a single column of 3.5 inches (8.9cm), you need an image of 300 × 3.5 = 1050 pixels wide.
  • in 1½ column of 5 inches (12.7cm), you need an image of 300 × 5 = 1500 pixels wide.
  • in full 2-column width of 7.2 inches (18.2cm), you need an image of 300 × 7.2 = 2160 pixels wide.

The information for specific journals or publishers can be found in their instructions to authors.

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