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Re: Difficulties EXPORTing graph for prresentation to PDF format

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  • Subject: [mg25734] Re: Difficulties EXPORTing graph for prresentation to PDF format
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 14:42:46 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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the pdf-Export try to find "Times" (a Type1 font) but you probably
has only the "Times New" True Type font.

Second, the pdf export does not enbed the Mathematica fonts into the pdf

Third the pdf page size ist cover the full page and is not cropped to
bounding box.

There is only one solution that work. Save encapsulate PostScript,
use the Distiller and set the FontPath of the Distiller to the
$TopDirectory/Fonts/Type1 of Mathematica. Edit the final
pdf-file generated by the Distiller with exchange and select a proper
page crop.

Hope that helps and it is not to late

"Michael A. Morrison" wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been desperately trying to export some graphs I generated in
> Mathematica into external files which I can include in a power points
> presentation I have to give early next week. My problem is that seemingly no
> matter what font I use, the Export command gives me an error message
> indicating an arcane Postscript error. When I then try to view the figure I
> get more errors indicating that certain fonts were not found and that
> certain symbols won't display properly. Do tell. For instance, when I export
> to PDF and read the result into Adobe Acrobat, all my minus signs look like
> dots, all my parentheses look like unreadable figures, etc. I've tried a
> variety of different fonts in the Mathematica coding that generates these
> files. And I've tried different export types (e.g., Windows Metafont). There
> is obviously something basic I'm missing, although I've scourered the FAQ at
> Wolfram and the Help Browser. All this stuff indicates that what I'm trying
> to do ought to work just fine with the possible exception of an export to
> EPS, which I've long since abandoned. Any guidance or direction to an FAQ or
> help resource that actually clarifies this would be really appreciated! Many
> thanks!
> ---michael a. morrison
> physics department
> university of oklahoma

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