Convert Excel Chart to EPS/PS File for Latex

Requirement:

– Gimp-2.4.5

Instructions

  1. Create an Excel chart in MS Office.
  2. Right-click on the Excel chart, and click Copy.
  3. From Gimp-2.4.5, File–>New
  4. Select 640*480 from Template Size, and then click OK
  5. A new blank template pops up.
  6. On the new blank template, Edit–>Paste as –>New Image
  7. Then, a new image containing the Excel chart is opened.
  8. On the new image Gimp window, Image–>Mode–>Grayscale to change color chart to black and white chart.
  9. Still on the new image Gimp window, File–>Save as, and select Postscript Document as file type.

Then, we can embed the postscript file into Latex document.

Note: If you have time and like to learn a new thing, I would suggest using GLE for creating charts. You can download the GLE tool at http://glx.sourceforge.net/.

 

Update: July 14, 2008
To install GLE under linux (Debian Lenny),
– Unzip the downloaded GLE package.
– Install g++ package (C++ compiler) using Synaptic package manager.
– Configure the installation
>./configure –prefix=/opt/gle
– Compile package
>make
– Install package
>make install

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3 Responses to Convert Excel Chart to EPS/PS File for Latex

  1. Dinesh says:

    Thanks for your tips, it was very useful

  2. Majid says:

    great, it`s usefull. Tnks. 🙂

  3. Thank you for your Post Its very useful.

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