How can I print my line/scatter plot to Adobe Distiller using Grapher automation?

This article contains a sample script for creating a line/scatter plot and printing to Adobe Distiller.

To run this script:

  1. Copy the script below, or click here to download the BAS file: Line Symbol Print PDF.BAS.
  2. In a Windows Explorer window, navigate to C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Grapher 12\Scripter.
  3. Double click on Scripter.exe to launch Scripter.
  4. Press Ctrl+A to select all of the existing lines then press Delete.
  5. If you copied this script, press Ctrl+V to paste it into Scripter. If you downloaded it, click File | Open, select the BAS file from your downloads directory, and click Open.
  6. Click Script | Run to run the script.


Sub Main

	 Dim GrapherApp As Object
	 Set GrapherApp = CreateObject("Grapher.Application")
	 GrapherApp.Visible = True

 	Set Plot = GrapherApp.Documents.Add(grfPlotDoc)
 	Set LineGraph = Plot.Shapes.AddLinePlotGraph(GrapherApp.Path+"\samples\tutorial.dat")
 	Dim LinePlot As Object
 	Set LinePlot = LineGraph.Plots.Item(1)

'Printout 1
	Dim PlotLabels As Object
	LinePlot.Labels.ShowLabels = True
	Plot.SaveAs "Plot1.grf"
	Plot.PageSetup.printer="Acrobat Distiller"

'Printout 2
 	LinePlot.Labels.ShowLabels = False
	Plot.SaveAs "Plot2.grf"
	Plot.PageSetup.printer="Acrobat Distiller"

End Sub


Updated October 28, 2016

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