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How can I use a script to print my template graph with all data files in one directory?

This article contains a sample script for printing multiple graphs from a single template using all data files in a specified directory. Also shows how to export the graph to a GIF file and how to add to the plot the date/time the graph was created.

To run this script:

  1. Click here to download the BAS file: print from directory.bas.
  2. Open Grapher and turn on the Script Manager by clicking View | Display | Script Manager.
  3. Click the Open () icon in the Script Manager, select the downloaded script, and click Open.
  4. Edit the Directory on line 19 to the directory that contains all of your Grapher files.
  5. Click Automation | Scripts | Run.

OR:

  1. Copy the script below.
  2. Open Grapher and turn on the Script Manager by clicking View | Display | Script Manager.
  3. Press Ctrl+A to select all of the existing lines in the Script Manager and then press DELETE.
  4. Press Ctrl+V to paste it into the Script Manager.
  5. Edit the Directory on line 19 to the directory that contains all of your Grapher files.
  6. Click the Start/Resume icon () in the Script Manager.

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'PRINT FROM DIRECTORY.BAS
'This script prints multiple graphs using a graph template and several data files.
'Modify the paths in the script to match your template file path and data file path.
'Also exports to a GIF with the DAT name

Sub Main

  'Create Grapher as an object
  Dim Grapher As Object

  'Start Grapher
  Set Grapher = CreateObject("Grapher.Application")

  'Remove quote from the following line to make Grapher visible
  Grapher.Visible(1)

  'Open Grapher's Open dialog box
  '*******Change Directory to directory where DAT files are located********
  Directory = Grapher.Path+"\Samples\"
  file$ = Dir$(Directory + "*.dat")
  '*******Change the Template to the name and location where the GRT file is located**********
  Template = Grapher.Path+"\Templates\line scatter plot.grt"

  While file$ <> ""

    'Open the file in the directory in order
    Set doc = Grapher.Documents.Add(grfPlotDoc,Template,Directory+file$)

    'Create text with new date
    Set Text1 = doc.Shapes.AddText(0.5, 0.5, "<<mmmm dd, yyyy>> at <<hh:nn>> PDT")

     'Export to same named GIF
    doc.Export(Directory+Left(file$,Len(file$)-3)+"gif")

    'Close the plot window
    doc.Close(grfSaveChangesNo)

    'Open the next file
    file$ = Dir$()
  Wend

  'Close Grapher
  Grapher.Quit()

End Sub

 

Updated January 11, 2018

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