SVG vs PNG

Yes, that's what I've been forced to do. The problem with that is that it forces you to fix the size of the figures in your paper. When I reformat things around in subsequent revisions, I have to go back and recreate the figures - if the spacing changes. I would much rather retaining the ability to rescale in Word. Yes, I know that it does change the font size.

But as I indicated in my other message, I think Inkscape is the solution. I am still playing around with it and see if that really does it but it looks real promising.

Regards,

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[Matplotlib-users] SVG vs PNG

My advice would be to define
the size you'll want the figure to be on paper once printed, and set the
resolution to 300 dpi (for paper) or 100 (for
screen):
e.g.

fig.savefig(figsize=(8,8), dpi=300)

Rescaling the
figure is generally a bad idea for inclusion in a paper since it changes the
font size as well. To get a nice output, you try to keep the same font size for
both paper and figures, and the simplest was to do this is by avoiding
rescaling.

Cheers,

David

2007/5/11, kc106_2005-matplotlib@...9...
<
kc106_2005-matplotlib@...9...>:

> All I want is to: a) Insert all of the plots I

create with

> MPL onto a Word document.

This part

should be achievable with PNG.

Just set the figsize.
I have not

had problems...

Correct. I am doing that right now. However,
because it's not vector based, if I start chaning the figure size, the quality
suffers.

> b) Be able to cut and paste part of a MPL figure

and

> insert that to Word

You can select part of a

PDF for copying to the clipboard

in Acrobat.

Been there,
done that. Doesn't work. It selects the titles, and anotations. Doesn't
select the graphs.

fwiw,
Alan

Isaac

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