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Re: PostScript and pixmap

Why do you need to place the pixmap into a PS plot?  Can you just set the
plotting device (using SET_PLOT) to PS and re-plot your data?  If you put
your plotting commands in a subroutine you could easily save it in all sorts
of formats by using SET_PLOT and DEVICE and calling your plotting routine.

If you NEED to do it the hard way, you do something like this:

image = TVRD()
DEVICE, filename='plot.ps'
TV, image

There are a lot of details I left out but this should get you started.

If you are new to PS output with IDL I suggest David Fanning's IDL book.
You might also want to check out Liam Gumley's new book too.  Both are
available thru Amazon.

-Rick Towler

<lalassne@Mines.EDU> wrote in message
> I am trying to take a plot that I have created and make it so that the
> user can save it in several formats.  I was hoping to include Post script
> the plot has been put into a pixmap window
> - Lisa A. Lassner
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> "We cannot do great things on this earth.  We can only do small things
> with great love."
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