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Re: [ferret_users] metafile -->ps file -->pdf files?

1) The quick and dirty solution is to use thicker lines (/line=7-18) for ps/pdf output than for gifs. It will look terrible on the screen but print much better.

A better solution:

2) Search the mail archives for "thick lines". The top thread of that search: "thicken lines in postscript output" has a full discussion of this point and several ways to deal with it.

I don't want to say that everything has already been done, but the mail archives very often have the answers to these questions. They're a great storehouse of Ferret knowledge and expertise accumulated over many years. I urge people to search the archives before blasting off a question to the group. You might very well find what you're looking for.

Billy K

On Jan 9, 2009, at 9:49 AM, yangxing zheng wrote:

Hi ferreters,

I have a question that I do not understand. For example, as I plot lines or make contours, the bold(thick) curves or contours become thin and light as we view the generated postscript file using gs, or if they are converted into .pdf files. I produce the .ps file in ferret using the command:

spawn Fprint -o .ps -l cps metafile.plt

I understand if we save the file in .gif file, we can keep the bold/ thick contours. But the quality of the figure is usually poor.

Does anyone know how to keep the bold/thick curves and contour lines as we plot but with a high quality?



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