Transparent Graphs in SPSS

http://www.spss.com/devcentral/index.cfm?pg=articleDet&artId=9

This links to a nice article.  I was actually involved in the exchange that brought this about.  At least from the timing, I think I was. The reason this is so cool is that often we put just a few SPSS slides in a stack with a whole bunch of slides in power point. Well, you don't want all of your slides to have a cool corporate logo, etc., and then have a bright white SPSS graph.  To make this look right is tricky in that you still need a "quiet" background to make the graph look good.  But ppt in general would benefit from backrounds that aren't too crazy.  I'll save E. Tufte's articulate discussion of slides, in general, for another day …