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Selecting Copy|Copy/Export Chart opens the Export dialog.

 

 

chart export dialogue

 

 

You can change the colour depth and size of the image if desired. The default file format for the file is a bitmap, select another file format by left clicking on the format of choice in the list.

 

You can also copy a chart using the copy button on the graphical menu bar.

 

File formats

The chart can be saved in a number of different file formats:  Bitmap (*.bmp), Metafile (*.emf), PDF (*.pdf), GIF (*.gif), PNG (*.png), PCX, (*.pcx) and JPEG (*.jpg). Each file format has advantages and disadvantages.

 

Bitmaps are a lossless method of saving; the stored file will not lose any of the original's detail. Because of this, bitmaps tend to be much larger than compressed files such as Enhanced Metafiles, GIFs or JPEGs.
The advantage of Enhanced Metafile is that, if pasted into, for instance, a Word document, it can be resized by dragging, without losing resolution.
PDF is an Adobe Acrobat file, which is a useful format to send to other people or for inclusion in a pdf document.
GIFs offer advantages for web use as they compress the file.
JPEGs are file formats which can be compressed to take up less space - useful if you wish to send one by email, put it on a website, or paste it in to a document. If they are compressed too heavily, they can lose resolution and detail, and spoil colours.
PNG and PCX are graphics file formats in common use. PCX format is one of the most usable graphic formats. Originally it was designed by Zsoft for PC Paintbrush MS-DOS. PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a bitmap image format that employs lossless data compression. PNG was created to both improve upon and replace the GIF format with an image file format that does not require a patent licence to use.

 

There are three buttons at the bottom of the screen. Select

 

Copy to copy to the clipboard

Save to open a save file dialogue window  and

Send to activate your email system and send the file