How to export your charts in high resolution

September 19th, 2006 andris

We got a question from Lucinda, who wants to publish her results, but has a problem with the resolution of the output. She asked us:

“I have made some interactive line graphs that have been submitted to a scientific journal for publication. The journal editor says that the resolution of the graphs is not high enough to print. Do you know how I can increase the resolution of the graphs?”

You can export your graphs into different file formats:

1. Rightclick your chart (in the Output window)

2. Choose Eport, which gives you the following pop-up screen:

Export Output

3. Set the file type to Postscript (EPS). This is the file format most graphical guys (DTP-ers) can handle this format without a problem. Set the other options according to your wishes, and press OK.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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  • 1. Lucinda Tear  |  September 19th, 2006 at 11:36 pm

    Thank you! I did export in a variety of formats and it looks like the EPS was the one that worked the best. Glad to know that is the best way.

    Thank you so much for such a fast reply! I just found this site and I’m impressed!!!

  • 2. Susana  |  May 29th, 2007 at 2:32 am

    Hello :) I am Portuguese therefore do not bothered with my English because it is not very good. In relation to export graphs through the SPSS, I think that the best way to export the graphs is to make “Copy objects” directamente in the proper image to export. Perhaps version most recent (16,0 I think) will be able to improve in this purpose.

  • 3. Patrick  |  November 23rd, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    SPSS Export Interface sucks..

  • 4. Andris  |  November 24th, 2007 at 12:47 am

    Hi Patrick,

    Good to see you’re busy working with SPSS. If you face any problems with SPSS I would advise you to visit our SPSS forum. There are a lot of SPSS specialists active there who can certainly help you out!

  • 5. Alex  |  July 4th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I’ve struggled with this problem for some time as I’m trying to export a complicated graph to a journal which requires 600 dpi images and the SPSS exports were all too low quality.

    I found the best way was to export and choose “PDF” as the image type at the top of the export window. Then you can upload the PDF file into a graphics program (like photoshop or gimp) and choose what resolution you want on upload without losing any of the quality.



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