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Re: BETTER FONTS
"Mark Chan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> plot,x,y,title='Some Text Here'
> IDL will use a default font for plotting.
> The fonts on the plot looks ok (not the best) on the computer screen. But
> when the plot (e.g. saved in some format suitable for display) is
> using a LCD on to a wall sized screen (e.g. 5' by 7'), the fonts doesn't
> look too satisfying. The display from programs like PowerPoint, Words or
> Excel looks much better with LCD projection.
> Any suggestion on how to make IDL fonts comparable to those from
> when using a LCD? Which font will produce better result than the default?
If you are running IDL 5.4 on a Windows platform, you can use the METAFILE
device to create graphical output which looks great in Microsoft
applications (such as Word or Powerpoint). For example:
entry_device = !d.name
x = findgen(200) * 0.1
y = sin(x)
plot, x, y, title='Test Plot', xtitle='X-Axis', ytitle='Y-Axis', font=0
To import the resulting Windows Enhanced Metafile (test.emf) into Word, use
Alas, the METAFILE device appears to be available in IDL 5.4 for Windows