SLIDES/POSTER DRAWING SOFTWARE
Cheung C. Yue
ccy at po.CWRU.Edu
Tue Jul 13 21:17:30 EST 1993
In a previous article, GRGGTA at PATERSON.CHRISTIE-HOSPITAL.MANCHESTER.AC.UK () says:
>We are about to update our ancient 'GEM' graphics drawing software (circa
>1987) for something better. We use this software for molecular biology-
>oriented slides, posters, thesis illustrations etc. It includes graph
>presentation and drawing applications. I have arrived at three alternatives
> Coreldraw v3 or v4 at 3x the price, harvard graphics or Micrographix Graphics
>Works. Our reqiurements are that it should be easy to use and offer as much
>control over the image as possible, without requiring 'professional graphics
>designer levels of complexity. Our budget extends to 300 sterling and 40MB
>(plus DOS v6 file compression ie approx 70MB in total?
>Any suggestions or comments?
It seems to me additional programs to consider:
1. Freelance graphics for Windows (personally I don't see how you can
avoid using Windows for this purpose on the IBM platform) from Lotus.
Recent reviews in some magazines consider this the easiest and the best.
I have not had occassion to try out scientific stuff yet.
2. WordPerfect Presentation (also for Windows, I believe). Looks impressive
3. Slide Write Plus. I had used old version before and it does do auto
error bars, and log scales, etc. as I remember. Has been updated much
since and I believe is well thought of.
4. ?Stanford Graphics. This is the one with impressive looking 3-D graphs
(real scientific looking 3D plots - not the usual businessman-kind 3D
bars and pies, etc.). I vaguely remember PC Magazine had a review a year
or two ago which mentions this program in a sidebar.
Hope you find this useful.
C Cho Yue
ccy at po.cwru.edu
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