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Re: Importing from Illustrator 8.0.1 to Mathematica 4

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  • Subject: [mg19223] Re: Importing from Illustrator 8.0.1 to Mathematica 4
  • From: paulh at (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 02:06:43 -0400
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • References: <7oojg7$>
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In article <7oojg7$i23 at>, Daniel AMIGUET <daniel.amiguet at> writes:

>As anybody succeeded to import a PostScript file from Illustrator
>8.0.1 to Mathematica 4?

Are you trying to import a full PostScript document or an Encapsulated
PostScript graphic?  The Import[] function will handle only the latter.

>Despite all my tries, I never obtained any results.

There is a problem where import of EPS files does not display
error message returned by psrender as it reads the file.  To determine
what error messages may be occurring, rerun your Import[] operation
with this modification.

TracePrint[Import[<your filename>, "EPS"], _MessagePacket]

The EPS import feature works by translating PostScript code into 
analogous Mathematica graphics primitives.  It may be that your
Illustrator graphic is being saved with PostScript language 
features which psrender cannot understand.

P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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