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MS Word

Which tool you choose to prepare your images depends on the type of figure you want to produce; see Types of figure.


If you use specialised software, for instance to create graphs from an instrument you are working with, please ensure the resulting files correspond to our specifications on texts in figures.


If this is not possible, a simple solution is to create only the "drawing" part of the figure with your specialized software, then export as .png at a resolution of 300 dpi (118,11 pixels per cm). You can then import this .png into a drawing canvas in Word (Insert > Shapes > New drawing canvas) and add all the related text to the figure.