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print pictures produced with Pajek
Pajek does not have a command to directly print the created picture.
There exist several indirect ways how to achieve this.
First we have in the Pajek's
Draw window in menu Export
to save the picture in a selected format:
EPS (Encapsulated Postscript),
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
or some other.
The size and the ratio of the picture´s width and height are proportional
to the dimensions of the drawing window in which the picture was created.
The properties of picture elements can be specified in
Options and, for EPS and SVG,
also in Export/Options. Additional properties for
EPS pictures can be given on the
network input file (NET). These options are described at
(available also at the Pajek directory).
The picture saved in BMP format is usually very large.
Using some picture editor we can transform (open and then save in other format)
it into some compressed format. We suggest the format
PNG (Portable Network Graphics).
The compressed picture occupy only some percentages of the original
Pictures saved in PNG format can be used also on the
Internet or in the Word documents.
After saving in PNG we can delete the original
BMP file. From the picture editor we can also print
the picture. On Windows we recommend the picture viewer/editor
Pajek offers the most options for specifying pictures saved in
the EPS format. An EPS file
contains a formal description of the picture using basic
graphical elements (curves and figures) and specifying their
properties (color, width, ...). The quality of the display
depends only on the quality of the output device (screen, printer).
It can be also imported in program Adobe Illustrator
or Corel Draw and further enhanced. From these programs it can be
also printed. Both programs are rather expensive. For nocost
viewing and printing of EPS pictures we have to
install the free programs GsView and GhostScript
If we have access to a Postscript printer we can include EPS
pictures also in Word documents (they will not be seen on the screen !!!)
and print them. An EPS can bi also directly printed on a
Pictures saved in SVG format can be viewed and printed
using a web browser (IE, NS) with the installed SVG viewer (plug-in)