Importing Graphs into Graphics Software

How do I import Joinpoint's graphs into other software such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint?


The graphs themselves, or the data to produce the graphs, can be exported from Joinpoint into a format which can be used by other software packages. You have the following options:

I. Save the graph as a BMP or JPEG file

  • Option 1: Right click on the graph and a menu will appear. Select the “Export Graph...” menu item. A window will appear where you can specify the file name, the type to save it as (BMP or JPEG image), and the directory to save the file in. Once these are specified, click the Save button.
  • Option 2: Use the Output > Export... menu item. Once the menu item is selected, the Export dialog window will appear. Click the “Displayed Graph” option and then use the associated “Browse” button to select a file name and location to save the file. When browsing, you will be able to set the file type (BMP or JPEG) at the bottom of the window. Once the file name and location have been specified and you have returned to the main Export dialog window, click on the Ok button and the graph will be exported and saved to file.

Then, the saved file can be imported to other software like any other image or picture would be.

II. Save the data coordinates (X, Y-observed, Y-fitted) used for creating the graph

  • Option 1: Copy and paste the coordinates from Joinpoint into your software (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). To accomplish this, please perform the following steps:
    1. Go to the data tab.
    2. Copy the contents of the data grid to the Windows clip board. To do this, follow these steps:
      • Right-click on the data grid and a menu will appear.
      • Select the “Select Current Grid” option. Once you do that, the entire grid will turn blue (indicating the grid is selected).
      • Right-click on the grid again, and select the “Copy” menu item. The data grid contents have now been copied to the Windows clip board.
    3. Paste the copied data tab coordinates into your software (Excel, etc.). For Excel: Open Excel, go to the spreadsheet where you want the information copied, right-click on a cell in the spreadsheet and select Paste (or use Ctrl-V).
  • Option 2: Use the Output> Export... menu item. Select to export the contents of the data tab to a file. The file can be imported into other graphics software packages. For a more detailed explanation of how to use this option, please see the following FAQ: Exporting Results.