Click the File | Export command, the button on the quick access toolbar, or press CTRL+E on the keyboard to export files for use in other programs.


The Export Dialog

The Export dialog contains the following options:


The Export dialog allows you to export files for use in other programs.


Save In

The Save in field shows the current directory. Click the down arrow to see the directory structure. Click on the folders to change directories.



The buttons to the right of the Save in field allow you to create new folders and change the view of the file list.


Files List

The Files list displays the files using the extension specified in the Save as type box. A file can be overwritten by selecting it from the file list.


File Name

The File name box displays the name of the selected file. Type the path and file name of the file to be exported.


Save As Type

The Save as type box specifies the format of the file to be exported.


The Export dialog now remembers which file type was last selected. For example, if you select PNG Portable Network Graphics (*.png) next to Save as type in order to save a PNG file, the same file type is shown the next time the File | Export command is used.


Selected Objects Only

Check the Selected objects only box to export selected objects rather than the entire plot.


Show Options Dialog

Check the Show options dialog box to display the options dialog for the selected format after clicking the Save button.


Use Graph Coordinates for Export

Check the Use graph coordinates for export (when applicable) box to use graph coordinates to scale the export if a single graph is exported. Not all graph types are supported.



The Export dialog can be resized. Click and drag the lower right corner to change the size of the dialog. The new dialog size is remembered the next time the File | Export command is used.


Exporting Files

Export files by typing a name into the File name box and then selecting the file type in the Save as type list. For example, typing MYPLOT in the File name box and choosing Tagged Image (TIFF) from the Save as type list results in MYPLOT.TIF. There is no need to type an extension because it is automatically added. If a file extension is typed in the box along with the file name, the file type is determined by the typed extension. For example, if MYPLOT.DXF is typed in the File name box, the resulting file is in the AutoCAD DXF format, no matter what is set in the Save as type field.



See Also

File Format Chart

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