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Re: Mathematica -> "AI"

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  • Subject: [mg25796] Re: [mg25659] Mathematica -> "AI"
  • From: "Alberto Verga" <verga at>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 03:53:51 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universite de la Mediterranee Aix en Provence
  • References: <8smeki$>
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I have the same problem!

A (bad) solution is to export the graph in EPS format, to open it in
Illustrator, and to translate EPS into AI.
The EPS format has also problems (fonts!), but works ... (sometimes)...

Alberto Verga

"Tomas Garza" <tgarza01 at> a ecrit dans le message news:
8smeki$lh5 at
> Display[channel, graphics, "format"] writes graphics or sound in the
> specified format (see Help Browser under "Display"). One of the possible
> formats to be used is "Illustrator", which is Adobe Illustrator format.
> Example:
> In[1]:=
> a = Plot[Sin[x], {x, -Pi, Pi}]
> In[2]:=
> Display["sinegraph.ILS", a, "Illustrator"];
> This stores the graph generated by Plot in Adobe Illustrator format in
> the file sinegraph.ILS in the default directory. For a list of the
> formats which can be used with "Display" see The Book, p. 1070.
> Tomas Garza
> Mexico City
> "Manuel Arala Chaves" <machaves at> wrote:
> > I never succeeded exporting graphics from Mathematica to Adobe
> > Illustrator format neither with version 3 nor 4.
> > I tried for a curve  Export ["name.AI", curve]: a file is
> > created, but I cannot import it to Adobe Illustrator 9.0 : parsing
> error
> > (not more successful with Corel Draw 9). If I do the same for
> "name.WMF",
> > I have no problem: the file can be successfully imported by Corel
> Draw.
> > Did somebody have the same problem? Is there a solution?

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