[time-nuts] HP 3048 question: how to export graphs?

John Miles john at miles.io
Sun Oct 15 19:46:09 UTC 2017

I don't believe there's a way to save images from within HTBasic, although there certainly should be.  I use the "Snipping Tool" accessory in Windows 7 for that sort of thing.  It probably exists in all versions of WIndows including 10, but who knows what they call it these days.  

 If you create a shortcut key for the tool, it's easy to invoke whenever needed.   Hit ctrl-shift-C (in my case), wait for the tool to come up, and drag a box around the graph or other content to be cropped and saved.  The image can then be saved as a .PNG, .GIF, or .JPG, or pasted directly into a document.

The RESU files saved by 3048A.BAS are similar to the .res files saved by PN3048, and PN3048 can load them directly if you select 'All files' in the file-open dialog.   You can then save the graph or the entire window as a .PNG file.  TimeLab ( http://www.miles.io/timelab/beta.htm ) can also import them (File->Import .RES or .PNP noise data) and save images (File->Save image or .TIM file or File->Copy image to clipboard).  But if all you want is a .PNG, the snipping tool is much easier than dealing with any of this stuff.

-- john, KE5FX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of
> Richard (Rick) Karlquist
> Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:03 PM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: [time-nuts] HP 3048 question: how to export graphs?
> I am running an HP 3048 under HTBasic and I
> have a nice looking phase noise graph on the
> screen.  I want to export the graph to the
> world outside of RMB...

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