Advanced Tutorial - Saving Graphs

If you are using the demo version of Grapher you will not be able to save the graph.

 

When you have completed a graph in the plot window, you can save the graph to a Grapher .GRF file or a Grapher .GPJ project file. These files contain all the information necessary to reproduce the graph. When you save a graph, all the scaling, formatting, and parameters for the graph are preserved in the file.

 

The difference between a Grapher .GRF file and a Grapher .GPJ project file is that .GPJ files store data within the file and .GRF files save a link to the data but do not store the data internally in the file. If a .GRF file needs to be sent to a colleague, for example, you would need to send the data file along with the .GRF file. .GRF files are most useful when the data changes, as in the Lesson 8 tutorial. .GPJ files are most useful when the data does not change.

 

To save a graph:

  1. Click the File | Save command or click the Save (Ctrl + S) button in the quick access toolbar. The Save As dialog is displayed because the graph has not been previously saved.

  2. Type a file name into the File name box.

  3. In the Save as type list, select Grapher File (*.grf) or Grapher Project (*.gpj).

  4. Click the Save button to save the file to the current folder. The saved graph remains open and the Grapher title bar changes reflecting the changed name.

 

Back to Tutorial Introduction

Next to Advanced Tutorial - Using the Magnifier