Modify Graph Dialog - Possibility to set (or at least see) the total graph size
Wed, 07/01/2020 - 09:21 pm
In the Modify Graph dialog it is possible to set the size of the graph. The problem is that there is no easy way to set the total graph size, i.e., the size of the graph area + margins. Lately, I tend to prepare figures for presentations and publications only within Igor (in the past I often took another brush-up step in an external graphics software). Of course, in both cases one ultimately wants a graph of this and this size in total. Currently, I use the Absolute mode and set the graph area and margins to add up to the correct size (hopefully, if I got all numbers right). Then, if I realize I want to change the margins a bit after all, I have to to the math again and change the graph area as well. If I would want to use the PerUnit mode such calculation is starting to get a real headache.
It would be really great if there was an option to set the total graph size as well, with which graph area and margins are automatically adjusted. Or, alternatively at least show the resulting total graph width and height in the selected unit (or even multiple units for convenience!) somewhere for confirmation, like in the attached mock-up.