Re: Exporting multiple page graphics
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- Subject: [mg25557] Re: Exporting multiple page graphics
- From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at wolfram.com>
- Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 03:36:02 -0400 (EDT)
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On 6 Oct 2000, Gareth J. Russell wrote: > In another package, I generated each graphic in sequence, and exported to a > file as postscript, appending each to the same file. I could then run the > resulting file through Distiller and get a very nice-looking n-page .pdf > document. > > I believe (from reading the archives) that this kernel-based postscript > option won't work, because Mathematica's postscript is non-standard. It depends on the context. If you generate a PostScript with Display absent a format argument: Display[<channel>, <graphics object>] or Export with the "MPS" target format: Export[<channel>, <graphics object>, "MPS"] You will obtain abbreviated Mathematica PostScript, which is also what is store in individual graphics cells within notebooks. This cannot be read by a standard PostScript interpreter. However, if you specify Encapsulated PostScript: Export[<channel>, <graphics object>, "EPS"] the EPS is readable by other interpreters. You will need to ensure that the rendering device does have access to the Math fonts. This is discussed elsewhere. http://support.wolfram.com/Graphics/Formats/EPS/IncludeFonts.html > Mathematica WILL export directly as .pdf, but does anyone know if it's > possible to create a multiple-page .pdf document? The PDF generation feature works for the case of individual graphics, but it does not work for complete documents. It is not intended to be a full-blown Distiller replacement. -- P.J. Hinton User Interface Programmer paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.