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LIBRARIES_CLIPBOARD

LIBRARIES_CLIPBOARD

Name


      CLIPBOARD

Purpose



      The purpose of this program is to copy the contents of a
      graphics window to the clipboard for subsequent pasting into
      applications such as Photoshop or Powerpoint.

Author



  FANNING SOFTWARE CONSULTING
  David Fanning, Ph.D.
  1645 Sheely Drive
  Fort Collins, CO 80526 USA
  Phone: 970-221-0438
  E-mail: david@idlcoyote.com
  Coyote's Guide to IDL Programming: http://www.idlcoyote.com/

Category



      Graphics.

Calling Sequence



      CLIPBOARD, window_index

Optional Inputs



      window_index: The window index number of the graphics window to
                        copy. If absent, the current graphics window is used
                        by default.

Keywords



      All COLOR_QUAN keywords are allowed. In particular, if you are
      taking snapshots of line plots with few colors in them, you may
      get better results by calling the program with the CUBE=6 keyword
      set. Otherwise, white colors can sometimes be a bit gray.

Outputs


      None.

Common Blocks


      None.

Dependencies



      Uses the IDLgrClipboard object introduced in IDL 5.2(?).

Procedure



      Copies the window contents to a clipboard object.

Example



        IDL> Window
        IDL> Plot, Findgen(11)
        IDL> CLIPBOARD

Restrictions



      May not work for all applications. Applications tested successfully
      include: Framemaker, Powerpoint, Photoshop, Excel, Microsoft Word.
      Converts 24-bit images to 2D images with color tables.

Modification History



      Written by: David W. Fanning, 24 October 2001.
      Added _EXTRA keyword to pass COLOR_QUAN keywords along. 28 Oct 2002. DWF.



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