- Create an Excel chart in MS Office.
- Right-click on the Excel chart, and click Copy.
- From Gimp-2.4.5, File–>New
- Select 640*480 from Template Size, and then click OK
- A new blank template pops up.
- On the new blank template, Edit–>Paste as –>New Image
- Then, a new image containing the Excel chart is opened.
- On the new image Gimp window, Image–>Mode–>Grayscale to change color chart to black and white chart.
- 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
– Compile package
– Install package