1. Why Use SVG

  2. How to Create SVG

The Advantages of SVG

The advantage of the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) file format comes twofold:

First, the used vectors allow for a scaling of the file without any quality loss or pixelization. That means your images will be scaled to the appropriate layout without any quality issues. 

Second, this file type can preserve text properties, which makes the written portions of an image accessible for computational search. This feat is especially handy for images of tables or diagrams.

Creating an SVG Image

To comfortably create an SVG, we recommend the use of PowerPoint (this function may only be available for Office version 365). Because after inserting an image into an empty slide, you can later save it as an SVG. Here you can further edit the image using the provided tools like scaling or inserting. Adding text fields, for instance, allows you to label the content of your figure if needed.
Saving the presentation (File > Save As) lets you choose which file format you want to save your project as. By selecting the Scalable Vector Graphics Format, you can export one or all slides as an SVG. Afterward, you only need to upload the new SVG files into your SciFlow document.

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