Help Printing and Saving Plots
To print or save the image in the plot window, first click on the
"File" tab and then on "Print..." in the pull-down menu that pops up.
Screen capture showing where to find the print command in
from the POW plot window.
When you do this, the program will generate a preview of the plot, as shown below:
Screen capture showing the print preview of the plot in the POW plot
window. (Click image for larger version.)
If this preview does not appear, your system may not have
Ghostscript (gs) installed or it may not be part of your path. (This may
be the case on Unix, Linux or Mac OSX systems, and should not be an
issue on Windows machines.) In this case, you will need to contact your
system administrator to install Ghostscript or alter your user path to
include the local distribution of Ghostscript.
Click on the "Print" button in the Print Preview window to print or
save the plot. When you click on it, you will see the following window
Screen capture showing the print window. The text in the "Printer
Command" box will vary depending on what type of machine you are on.
Shown is the text for a Mac running OSX. A Windows machine will read
something like "winPrint". (Click image for larger version.)
If you want to print a hardcopy of the plot click "OK" this
will print the plot to the standard printer for your system. On Mac OSX
and Unix-based machines, you may need to know the name of your print and
input that into the "Printer Command" box.
If you want to save a copy of your plot to a file, click on the
diamond next to the word "File" in the upper part of the window. Then
you will see the window change to this:
Screen capture showing the print to file window. (Click image for
You will probably want to change the filename. Change the file type
by clicking on the down arrow next to the "filetype" input box.
(Postscript is the standard file output, you probably want JPEG or PNG).
Also check the Directory where the file will be saved. You can change
this by clicking the "Browse" button and choosing a new directory. When
all these settings are correct, click "OK". Note: If a file with
the same name already exists in the directory where you want to save
this file, this command will overwrite the existing file, so make sure
that you give the plot a new name each time!
When you are finished, close the print preview window by clicking on
the "Close" button in the upper right-hand part of the window.
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