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Re: [ferret_users] improving the quality of output files

Another way is to make postscript, then pdf.

Within Ferret:
set mode meta
... make the plot ...
ppl clsplt
can mode meta

In a terminal:
You will find a file metafile.plt
Use the Ferret utility Fprint to convert to postscript. Typically
Fprint -p [portrait or landscape] -l [cps or ps, for color or black lines] -o your_filename.ps metafile.plt

It is often useful to thicken lines. I use the executable file below, with the command
fix-line-wt your_filename

ps2pdf yourfilename.ps

My script to thicken all lines will overwrite the original ps file with doubled lines:
# script to increase line weights of Ferret output
sed 's_3.000000 lw_6.000000 lw_g' < $1.ps >! foo; \mv foo $1.ps
sed 's_2.000000 lw_4.000000 lw_g' < $1.ps >! foo; \mv foo $1.ps
sed 's_1.000000 lw_2.000000 lw_g' < $1.ps >! foo; \mv foo $1.ps

Billy K

On Nov 25, 2014, at 7:50 AM, Martin Schmidt wrote:

> Hi,
> I would suggest to check out pyferret. I supports enhanced graphics quality.
> Please see the ferret web site for details.
> Greetings,
> Martin 
> Am 25.11.2014 um 16:13 schrieb Nitin Patil:
>> Dear Ferret users,
>> Is there any way to create high resolution output files in ferret for publication or stretching in a powerpoint slide, for example. I was just wondering if there was any way to increase the quality of the output file.
>> Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Nitin Patil

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