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Re: RE:graphics export to LAtek and Word

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  • Subject: [mg23013] Re: RE:graphics export to LAtek and Word
  • From: paulh at (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 23:18:31 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • References: <8cmdki$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <8cmdki$1ul at>,
 you write:

> Is there a way to export a Mathematica plot into another word 
> processor such as LAtek and MS Word 97?

Technically speaking, LaTeX is a markup language and not a word
processor in the normal sense.

You can use Mathematica-generated graphics for both LaTeX 2e and
Microsoft Word 97.  For the case of LaTeX 2e, you will need to
convert the graphic to an Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file.

Information on how to include EPS graphics in LaTeX documents
can be found here:

One pitfall of using EPS is that you must make sure that 
the rendering device has access to the Math fonts.  See this
URL for more details:

For Microsoft Word, you can use either Windows metafile or
EPS.  See Word's documentation on how to import graphics
in either of these formats.  EPS produces the best results, 
but the graphics generated by the Windows notebook front end 
do not include bitmap previews, so you will see a dummy graphic 
in the Word document.  When you print the document on a 
PostScript printer, the graphic will be rendered properly in
the hard copy.  You may use a third-party utility like GSView32
to add a TIFF or metafile preview to the graphic.

P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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