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metafile

(ˈmɛtəˌfaɪl)
n
a file format that can hold other types of file
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Graphs can be exported as Windows metafiles (.wrnf), and tables can be exported as comma-separated files (.csv) for use in tools like Microsoft Excel to generate test reports."
There are currently 99 general databases, when the 4 ProQuest metafiles are each counted as one database.
Therefore, in the implementation of OpenFortran, MetaFile is composed of a set of MetaFunctions and MetaModules, MetaGlobal consists of several MetaFiles, and most of the facilitating member functions are defined in the class of MetaFunction.
Windows metafiles are image files used by such applications as Microsoft Word.
Tabular reports can be exported as ASCII text and all graphical reports as Windows Metafiles. Direct export of reports and layouts to Microsoft Word is also supported.
Selections can be sent to the Windows clipboard as Enhanced Metafiles and bitmaps or saved to file for use in www and other documents.