First, make the changes to your graph in chart editor, then go to file
and select 'save chart template' and save the features that you want.
Then when you go to create a new graph it offers you the option to
specify a chart template (tick the box that says 'use chart
specifications from' and then browse your way to the correct file).
Hopefully all the features you want will be retained. You can also
specify this in the syntax - I can't remember the exact instructions but
if you set it up on the dialog boxes and then click paste it will appear
in the syntax.
Hope this helps,
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From: Marije Jansen [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 27 February 2007 10:44
Subject: scripting- spss graph editing
dear fellow post grads and others
probably a very simply question...
I am creating a series of histograms, scatterplots and boxplots in
SPSS to get a feel for my dataset. Often I'd like one group of
histograms to have the same axes limits and bin-sizes. I know how to
alter that in the spss chart editor, but that is very slow and
inefficient. I'd like to save time and script this in one way or the
other - but I haven't found out how yet. If there is no way to save
time with this i might revert to matlab instead, but it would just be
nice to stick with one piece of software (for a change).
thanks in advance for any suggestion,
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