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Mathematica/Freehand/Word problem

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  • Subject: Mathematica/Freehand/Word problem
  • From: Tero.Siili at (Tero Siili, Ilmatieteen laitos / GEO)
  • Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1993 11:40:52 +0200

I sent the following posting comp.sys.mac.apps also, but it may be of
relevance here as well...


I plotted a curve in Mathematica, copied the graphics cell and subsequently 
saved the graph to an Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) file. I imported the 
EPS graph to Aldus Freehand to add some legends and labels. Since I am 
usinf Feehand 3.1, I decided to try out the Publish/Subscribe feature, 
hence I published the Greehand-modified graph in EPS format (the dialog 
lets one to choose between EPS and PICT) and subscribed to the graph from 
Word 5.0. 


The EPS objewct originally exported from Mathematica prints (from Word) 
with screen resolution and axes numbers look as if they were bitmap 
renditions of the original fonts. The legends and other objects added by 
Freehand print in high quality. 

Another dilemma:

If I export the graph from Freehand as separate EPS file and insert the 
picture into Word, the printed plot looks just fine; the changes made in 
the graph must, however, be updated by re-exporting and re-inserting the 


Does anyone out there know, why the Publish/Subscribe feature produces such 
poor results? Which program is to blame?

Tero Siili
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Tero.Siili at

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