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Importing a Bruker FTMS file into a Word document is easy! Just follow these 3 easy steps...
- Get the postscript of the desired spectrum.
- Convert the postscript file to a jpeg (or any of a number of acceptable formats).
- Import the jpeg (or whatever format you prefer) file into your document!
Getting the postscript file...
- The good news is that the Bruker software automatically creates postscript files, which are easy to modify and manipulate.
- Determine the name of the file you wish to import. The spectrum file name will be at the bottom of the hardcopy and will look something like this:
(the xxxx... portion will be unique to your data set).
- Send an e-mail including the COMPLETE file name of the file you need to email@example.com. If you don't include the complete file name, your request will be delayed.
- Once received, we'll email you the postscript file(s) as an attachment.
Creating the jpeg (or other format) file...
- Download and install ImageMagick. This is a free image manipulation package availabel at www.imagemagick.org.
- Use the convert utility to \"convert\" the postscript file to the desired format.
Example... Converting myfile.ps (postscript) to myfile.jpg (jpeg)
- Open a Command Prompt in the directory where the postscript file is stored.
convert -density 300x300 -rotate 90 -page letter myfile.ps myfile.jpg
- convert: converts an input file using one image format to an output file with a differing image format.
- -density: defines the vertical and horizontal resolution in pixels of the image.
- -rotate: rotates the image.
- -page: defines the size and location of an image canvas.
- Many other options are available so check the ImageMagick documentation.
The jpeg (myfile.jpg) file can be directly imported into a Word document.
There are other options such as directly opening the postscript file using Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. These offer the added advantage of allowing you to edit the figure prior to converting the postscript into an importable format. If you have questions just send us an e-mail and we'll do our best to help you out!");
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