Bingo! My prayer appears to have been answered.
inkscape has no trouble reading the .svg files created by MPL, and Word has no trouble reading the .eps files created by inkscape. So, at least I can use it to preserve the vectors. Too bad inkscape doesn't read .eps directly (complaining...complaining....) :=)
inkscape treats everything as objects and allows you to ungroup the plots into elements and then you can play with each of the elements individually. When I am done, I can then insert into Word. Too bad it doesn't allow me to paste the objects directly over to Windows but I am not complaining.
From: Fernando Perez [mailto:fperez.net@…287…]
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Matplotlib-users] SVG vs PNG
On 5/11/07, kc106_2005-matplotlib@...9... > <kc106_2005-matplotlib@...9...> wrote:
> Thanks everybody for the explanation of svg in Gimp. That makes
> sense. Is there any vector based program that does what Gimp does?
Try inkscape. I've used it successfully for simple things,
though I've never tried to handle a MPL SVG file with it.