When you have specified the name and location to save the graphics
file, you can either click Next
. Clicking Next
allows you to set further parameters for the graphics export,
whereas clicking Finish
will export using the parameters that
you have set last time you made a graphics export in that file
format (if it is the first time, it will use default parameters).
For bitmap files, clicking Next
will display the dialog shown in
Figure 6.24: Parameters for bitmap formats: size of the graphics file.
You can adjust the size (the resolution) of the file to four
- Screen resolution
- Low resolution
- Medium resolution
- High resolution
The actual size in pixels is displayed in parentheses. An estimate
of the memory usage for exporting the file is also shown. If the
image is to be used on computer screens only, a low resolution is
sufficient. If the image is going to be used on printed material, a
higher resolution is necessary to produce a good result.
For PDF format, the dialog shown in
will sometimes appear after you have clicked finished (for example when the graphics use more than one page, or there is more than one PDF to export).
Figure 6.25: Page setup parameters for vector formats.
The settings for the page setup are shown. Clicking the Page
Setup button will display a dialog where these settings can ba
adjusted. This dialog is described in Page Setup.
It is then possible to click the option "Apply these settings for subsequent reports in this export" to apply the chosen settings to all the PDFs included in the export for example.
The page setup is only available if you have selected to export the
whole view - if you have chosen to export the visible area only, the
graphics file will be on one page with no headers or footers.