Re: Flair and problem with saving 'png', gif, or jpg' files

From: Francesco Rossetto <>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:22:20 +0200

Dear Mina,
this is quite weird indeed. I have to say that the gluplot command set
changed a lot over the time, and sometimes there are big
incompatibilities form version to version. Have you tried to see the
command that flair send to Gnuplot? You can do that by going in the
curtain menu:

Tools >> Preferences

and then you select on the left menu in the preference window "Gnuplot".
You will see the commands that FLAIR send to Gnuplot, so you can also
modify them, if you see something strange. Regarding Open Office I
suggest you to quit that program and start doing the presentations via
LaTeX Beamer. I know that learning LaTeX is quite difficult at the
beginning, but Open Office has a lot of annoying features, expecially
for professional users.

Kind regards,


Il 28/08/2013 02:40, Mina Nozar ha scritto:
> Dear Francesco,
> Thank you for your help. The 'test' you suggested works. No error
> messages.
> And as I mentioned, If I enter the plotting commands within flair for
> a given plot (and for a png file type) via a test file, 'test.gnuplot'
> directly from gnuplot, I get the desired output in a png format,
> eLinBD10_DoseEq_Photon_and_Neutron_Y.png. I have attached both.
> But when I try creating the same output within flair, I always get
> zero size files if I choose png, jpg, or gif for output file type in
> the drop down menu. It is rather strange and especially annoying
> since the latest version of openoffice (presentation) does not render
> eps files when I export the output to pdf.
> Best wishes,
> Mina
> On 13-08-27 01:35 AM, Francesco Rossetto wrote:
>> Dear Mina,
>> the best thing you should do now is to run gnuplot alone and try to
>> plot some random stuff with the output set in gif format (e.g.). To
>> do that follow those steps:
>> * open Gnuplot by terminal
>> * write the following instructions:
>> set term gif
>> set output 'out.gif'
>> test
>> At this point do you view any error message? Do you see anything in
>> output? Let me know.
>> Kind regards
>> Francesco
>> Il 26/08/2013 22:00, Mina Nozar ha scritto:
>>> Hello,
>>> I have been having a problem saving plots in 'png', 'gif', or 'jpg'
>>> formats. Whenever I try to do this, I get an output file of zero
>>> size. I don't see an error message in the output window.
>>> When I try to create this file by hand through gnuplot on the same
>>> machine (i.e. with the same version of gnuplot, V4.2) , the file gets
>>> saved and looks fine when I go to view it. So far, I have been getting
>>> around this problem by converting the 'eps' file but I would rather not
>>> have to do this in multiple steps. Anyone knows what is going on?
>>> Anyone is seeing a similar problem?
>>> Thanks and best wishes,
>>> Mina
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