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Mathcad Graph to Gif?

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Mathcad Graph to Gif?

Hi, everybody.

First post in these forums.

I come here with a simple question.

I am using an older version of Mathcad (although I am tempted to download the trial version of the latest version).

I would like to output graphs as gif images so that I can include the images in blog posts. How can I do this?

The data points have been computed. The associated graphs have been drawn.

Now I want just the graph--not the underlying data.

I have asked around and somebody suggested that I could use the Print-Screen function in Windows, copy the Clipboard to a Word document or an Image Manipulation software, and then crop the image so that only the graph remains in the image. I don't have PhotoShop. And even if I did, I'd rather not bother installing and learning a new software product just to cut away the data points from an image.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Mathcad Graph to Gif?

You cannot do direclty from Mathcad, but it's not very difficult. I use Paint.NET, which is a free download. I put all the steps so you don't need to spend time learning.

1) In Mathcad drag the cursor over the graph to select it, then right ,click and select copy

2) Past into Paint.NET (in my case), select Edit>Paste

3) Select Image>Crop to selection

3) Select File>Save AS and enter the name and type as gif. Then select OK in the box that pops up.

tmp4.gif

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Re: Mathcad Graph to Gif?

You cannot do direclty from Mathcad, but it's not very difficult. I use Paint.NET, which is a free download. I put all the steps so you don't need to spend time learning.

1) In Mathcad drag the cursor over the graph to select it, then right ,click and select copy

2) Past into Paint.NET (in my case), select Edit>Paste

3) Select Image>Crop to selection

3) Select File>Save AS and enter the name and type as gif. Then select OK in the box that pops up.

tmp4.gif

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Re: Mathcad Graph to Gif?

Thanks, Wayne.

Is there a way to roughly size an image in Mathcad before converting it to a gif?

My blog is on Blogger and I noticed the template width is 700 px.

So I plan to make an image about 700px x 350px.

Is there a way in Mathcad to determine the width in pixels of an image?

I suppose I could zoom in or out on the image once it is in the image editing software. Or is it better to do it in Mathcad first? Does image quality decrease if the image is enlarged/shrunk outside of Mathcad? Does it matter either way?

Re: Mathcad Graph to Gif?

You can do all that in the image software.

In Paint.NET, select Image>Resize

Re: Mathcad Graph to Gif?

I do the same thing using built-in Paint Accessory in Windows. You can resize by percentage or set to a desired pixel size. I'm on Windows 7.

Mona

Re: Mathcad Graph to Gif?

Thanks, everybody.

I got it. It took a while to play with MathCAD--and Paint--but I have some acceptable images.

And then it took a while playing with Blogger's settings to get things how I wanted them.

Here is a link to the final result, if anybody is curious:

http://binnerd.blogspot.ca/2012/04/elliptical-motion-solver.html

Now that I know how to do it, I have a lot more planned.

Regards,

David

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