Graphmatica offers a number of options to copy a graphic of the grid and your graphs to another application to incorporate in another document to print or publish.

Copy Graphs BMP copies the current graphing screen into a bitmap and places it into the clipboard. You can then paste it into virtually any paint program and do whatever you like with the image.

On Mac OS X, the Copy Graphs menu item copies both vector (PDF) and raster (TIFF) images to the pasteboard simltaneously. Use the Paste Special command in the target application to choose which format is pasted. For applications that support it, PDF will provide higher print quality images using less memory.

Hint: for the best possible quality of raster images, let Graphmatica size the bitmap for you instead of scaling it with the paint program or word processor. The copied image will always be the same resolution as the grid shown on the screen, so if you want a large picture, maximize the window, or for a smaller size, make the window smaller.

Copy Graphs EMF prepares an enhanced metafile of the graphing screen. Unlike old Windows metafiles, enhanced metafiles are designed to handle text properly so you will see the titles and legends when you use Copy Graphs EMF. Note that you need to paste the picture into another 32-bit program that uses enhanced metafiles (e.g. Word 97) to see the advantages over regular metafiles; otherwise Windows will convert your EMF to a WMF which looks worse than if you just copied a WMF directly (Windows 95 loses the size information attached to the image and Windows NT ignores pen-width settings when doing this conversion).

Note: for the best possible image quality, Graphmatica re-renders the graphs at the maximum possible resolution for your screen when producing metafile output. If you intend to print the image, you should copy the graphs as a metafile if possible.

Support for standard Windows Metafiles has been disabled by default for the 32-bit version, but can be turned back on if you require the ability to export graphs to older applications that do not handle the enhanced metafile format properly. Use of the WMF format is not recommended, though, as there are serious defects in its text handling capabilities that make it impossible to position annotations, legends, or other graph labels reliably. To enable WMF support:

A cascading menu allows you to choose between color or monochrome:

Color uses the current color scheme (the default gray scheme if in monochrome mode).

Monochrome uses only black and white, so you can insert the image into a document and print it on a normal printer.

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