Hello, all! First, I'd like to thank
everyone who responded with helpful hints for drawing Venn diagrams in
documents. Compiled here is the list of suggestions I got:
- I'd use MS paintbrush, crop the
picture and paste into MS Word. Alternatively you can make a blank plot
in Minitab and use the editor and attribute tool palettes (under the Editor
Menu). In both settings, you can make perfect circles/squares by holding
the shift button. In both settings you can also easily add text and
comments to pictures.
- I use an old program called Claris
Draw -- if you have seen my "Proofs without words" books, all the figures are
in Claris Draw, and the book itself is a MSWord document.
- I used draw tools, made 3 circles
(hold shift key down when using oval tool to get circles), used the No Fill
option on each, then selected all of them and made a group. If I then
wanted to put numbers or something inside, I would create a text box (also
draw tool), write my text, use No Line option, and put it in the diagram where
desired. You might have to use the Send to back tool (Draw menu/order)
so you can see everything. This is a lot easier if you have the Drawing
Toolbar visible (View menu/toolbars).
- I use mayura (mdraw) but it's
not very convenient for Word.
- This isn't the most professional but
what I do is use Word's drawing tools (to create the squares and circles and
do the shading). There is a half moon shape under the Autoshapes >
Basic Shapes menu that comes in handy. You can then force it to convert all
the pieces to one option. I often even create a
screen capture and
they come out pretty nice in html files as well.
I think Allan has an
example (and maybe a better method) at
- make the diagrams in R (or gimp, or
some other tool), export as encapsulated postscript, and use the "import
graphics" feature in Word.
- Perhaps not the most
professional-looking solution -- but I just cut and paste them (Venn diagrams)
Hopefully this helps some other out
there. Again, thanks to all for the help!!!