User Guide 


Functional elements of the plot window


  1. File menu. All but the last menu items are disabled in the internet version.  Menu items:
    1. Print -- print content of plot window.
    2. Convert to .eps   -- convert plot to encapsulated postscript format (has not been checked on all platforms. On Windows it works beautifully together with CorelDraw7, Ghostview, and LaTeX)
    3. Save ASCII  -- save result as a table in ASCII format. This feature is very convenient, if you wish to process the data using another program.
    4. View ASCII. -- view data in ASCII format.
  2. Axis menu. Menu items:
    1. lin y-axis   -- select this item to use a linear scaling of the y-axis (default)
    2. log y-axis  -- logarithmic scaling of the y-axis
    3. lin x-axis   -- linear scaling of the x-axis (default)
    4. log x-axis  -- logarithmic scaling of the x-axis
    5. xy-bounds  -- select this item to open the following dialog:

    6. xmin/xmax is the smallest/largest value to be displayed on the x-axis. ymin/ymax is the smallest/largest value to be displayed on the y-axis. The symbolic value "a" means that the bounds shall be calculated automatically from the data (default)
  3. Text menu. Menu items:
    1. Title -- select title of plot ("Silver particle r= 50 nm" in the previous example)
    2. x-title -- select title of x-axis ("wavelength [micron]" in the previous example)
    3. y-title -- select title of y-axis("Q" in the previous example).
  4.  Style menu. Menu items
    1. no grid -- don't plot a grid
    2. coarse grid - plot a coarse grid
    3. fine grid - plot a fine grid
  5. Label button for the first curve -- click on this button to open the following dialog:

  6. In the first line of this dialog, you may edit the label's text. Use the select boxes to change the style (solid,dashed, dotted, etc.), color and line thickness of the curve. The Text field contains some descriptive text of the curve. This information is stored on file if you choose the File->Save ASCII  menu item.
  7. Label button for the second curve -- for each curve, a label button is displayed, so that you easily can modify the appearance of the curves.