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Topic: THE solution to Word 7.0 / MATLAB Graphics
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Mark Renzulli

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THE solution to Word 7.0 / MATLAB Graphics
Posted: Dec 7, 1996 12:30 PM
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Hello Everyone...
I posted this message in reply to another message, then I realized
that many people were talking about the same thing! I thought I'd
Repost it to catch everyone's attention.

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The BEST SOLUTION for putting plots from MATLAB into Word is:
DON'T EVEN TRY TO DO IT! The best way I have found to make
'MATLAB Plots' in Word is to output the plot data into a 'comma-
separated-values' (CSV) file (or the like) using the 'fprintf' MATLAB
command. Then insert a "Microsoft Graph" object into your Word
Document and import the CSV data into the data sheet.
Microsoft's 'Graph' Tool is Much More Flexible than Matlab's
(at this time). You can add arbitrary text to your plot, (with circles
& arrows & a paragraph on the back 'a each one, 'xplaining what
each one was... (Arlo Guthrie) ), and orient it in any direction...
Multiple options on scales (log/uniform). Can make multiple
scales on one plot, (ie. X1 on bot, X2 on top --> Y1 on left, Y2 on
Right)..

I have written my entier thesis using this tool INSTEAD of MATLAB's
to plot data. The plots look much better, and you can EDIT then in
Word without launching Matlab. If the data changes, you can just
open the figure, and insert the new data into the 'data sheet'.
All scales, text, notations will remain.

THE Bottom Line. Takes a little while to learn the 'Graph' tool,
but it is WELL WORTH the WORK!!!

Have Fun...

Mark Renzulli
Engineering Technology Center
Mystic, CT





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