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2.4.1 Saving Files from the Data Manager

The Sci2 Sci2 Tool supports various image output formats. When in GUESS, use 'File> Export Image' to export the current view or the complete network in diverse file formats such as jpg, png, raw, pdf, gif, etc.
To save image files created outside of GUESS, such as Circular Hierarchies or Geospatial Visualization, right-click on the PostScript file in the data manager and then click 'save'. Select 'PostScript' and then save the file to your desired directory.


2.4.2 Creating Legends for Visualizations

Watch the video of this workflow:

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The next step is to begin creating your legend. How you create the legend depends on the values for attributes of the nodes and edges in your network. This is the information you want to convey to those who see your visualization. In the following steps we will be working with the network we generated from the florentine.nwb file in section 2.7 8 Visualizing Data with Sci2 on the Sci2 wiki . As you may remember, the nodes have been sized based on the wealth of the family represented by the node and colorized based on the number of priorates a particular family held. The edges have been colorized based on the type of relationship that connects two families: business tie or marriage. So, based on these attributes we are going to create titles and subtitles for our legend:


The next step is to create two three symbols below the "Edge Color" title to represent the two three types of relationships in this network. Use the rectangle  tool to create the symbols:


The final step is to label your symbols in your legend using the  text tool:

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The resulting visualization will look something like this: