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Can I Export HOMER's Graphs Into My Own Documents?

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016 02:10PM MDT
Yes. Just right click on any graph and copy the image to the clipboard or save it to a file which you can import into a word processor.

If you plan to print the image, the metafile format is probably best because it is a vector format and therefore looks good even at the printer's fine resolution. A metafile image will look good even if you scale it up so it is larger than the original image. But not every program will accept metafile images, and since they do not use any image compression, the files can be relatively large.

The bitmap format is a simple raster format that most programs will accept. You can copy a bitmap image to the clipboard and paste it into any word processor or into Paint to modify it. Bitmap images are not compressed.

The PNG (portable network graphics) format is a compressed raster format that most word processors and image processing programs will accept. PNG files are extremely small, and the compression does not cause any distortion. If you plan to email the image or post it on an HTML page, the PNG format is definitely the best format.

Note that right clicking on an image also allows you to modify its properties or export its numeric data to a text file.
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