Graphs and tables created in Windows applications


Follow these steps to include anything from a Windows application in your Lateχ file:

1. Print the item from the application using the pdf printer driver. For an Excel graph, just print the whole graph. For a table in Excel or Word, select the table and use File | Print and check Selection.

2. Open the resulting .pdf file in Acrobat.

3. Click View | Toolbars and select Advanced Editing.

4. Click the Crop Tool on the advanced editing toolbar.

5. Outline the part of the .pdf that you want to include in your figure.

6. Double click anywhere inside the outlined area and click OK (ignore the bewildering variety of options in the box)

7. Click File | SaveAs and select Encapsulated Postscript *.eps as the file type. Call the file something like Fig_1.eps

8.  In your Latex file, include




in your preamble (if you have not downloaded psfig, MikTex will do it for you automatically) and the following where you want the figure:



\psfig{figure=Fig_1.eps,width=4in} Figure 1. Put a title here



Slides (Prosper)


The state of the art for Latex slides is Prosper. Take a look at this link and this link for guidance that assumes a Unix environment. In MikTex, you don’t need to worry about downloading the Prosper and related packages—it will happen automatically (if you have installed the latest version and you have turned on the automatic package update option!). But you absolutely must know the following: the dvi viewer does not handle the .dvi from Prosper. Instead, after you push the Latex button, you need to push the dvi→ps button. In the resulting box, specify pages 1-99. Then press the ps→pdf button and Acrobat will open with your slides.


Because Acrobat supports hyperlinks, you can specify them in your slide file and use them during a presentation.


For a complete slide file that demonstrates many Prosper features, click here for the pdf file
and here for the tex file