graph paper generator


Welcome to the SME Division Graph Paper Generator. Those of us who teach various science, mathematics, or engineering courses periodically have need to include an area of graph paper in a lab protocol or a test as a place in which students are asked to create a graph. However, the thought of hunting down a sheet of pre-printed graph paper to cut to size and tape to a word-processing print-out may make inclusion of an area of graph paper seem like a daunting task. Now, by answering a few simple questions, below, you can quickly create “graph paper” as a graphic file which can be directly embedded into your word-processing document.

There are a couple of background assumptions. It is assumed that the maximum size image you might want would fit onto an 8½ × 11 in sheet of paper. Also, a ratio of 100 pixels/inch (40 p/cm) is assumed. That means, for an 8½ × 11 in sheet with a ½-in margin all around, the maximum graph size is 7½ × 10 in, (or 10 × 7½ in) which at 100 pixels/in is 750 × 1000 pixels, total.

If you’re working with a half-page layout, such that each “page” is 5½ in × 8½ in with a ½-in margin all around, that means the maximum available space is 4½ × 7½ in (450 × 750 px).

Also, due to placement of lines in increments of 10 pixels, all sizes are rounded to the nearest 10 px (thus, 3.75 in = 375 px becomes 370 px, etc.).


First, decide how large, overall, you want the graph to be. Please choose a size from the drop-down menu, here, or click on the desired size on one of the pictures, below.




or click on one of the pictures, below.

(Note that the lines in the graphics, below, are in the middle of each corresponding area, not the edge.


You are on

either portrait orientation
Portrait
or landscape orientation
Landscape

You clicked/chose


Secondly, choose a style for your X and Y axes.

What style of X () axis do you wish to create?   What style of Y () axis do you wish to create?

linear, 0.10 in. divisions (10 lines/inch), all lines the same

linear, 0.10 in. divisions (10 lines/inch), all lines the same

linear, 0.20 in. divisions (5 lines/inch), all lines the same

linear, 0.20 in. divisions (5 lines/inch), all lines the same

linear, 0.25 in. divisions (4 lines/inch), all lines the same

linear, 0.25 in. divisions (4 lines/inch), all lines the same

linear, 1.00 cm divisions (1 line/cm, 2.54 lines/inch), no 0.5 cm lines

linear, 1.00 cm divisions (1 line/cm, 2.54 lines/inch), no 0.5 cm lines

linear, 0.10 in. divisions, 10-lines darker

linear, 0.10 in. divisions, 10-lines darker

linear, 0.20 in. divisions, 10-lines darker

linear, 0.20 in. divisions, 10-lines darker

linear, 0.25 in. divisions, 10-lines darker

linear, 0.25 in. divisions, 10-lines darker

linear, 1.00-cm divisions, light 0.5-cm lines

linear, 1.00-cm divisions, light 0.5-cm lines

linear, 1.00-cm divisions, light 0.1-cm lines

linear, 1.00-cm divisions, light 0.1-cm lines

logarithmic, 1 cycle


logarithmic, 1 cycle

logarithmic, 2 cycles

logarithmic, 2 cycles

logarithmic, 3 cycles

logarithmic, 3 cycles

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