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Importing & printing EPS files

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  • Subject: [mg32757] Importing & printing EPS files
  • From: Roger Mason <rmason at>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 03:49:32 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Memorial University of Newfoundland
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I have encountered a problem printing cells that contain EPS graphics
imported into mathematica.

The graphics were created in Mathematica (4.0 for Linux) and exported using
Export["file.eps",graph,"EPS"]. On importing the graphics back into Mathematica
(using Import["file.eps"]) and attempting to print the cells, the
printer hangs. I have also noticed that graphics exported in this way,
on importation, do not retain the dimensions of the original version.
Clicking on the sizing handles of the graphic shows dimensions identical
to the original, but the actual graphical information is concentrated
into a region that is the same height, but ~50% of the original width.
Exporting graphics using Display["file.eps",graph,"EPS"] seems to avoid
this problem, i.e. the imported graphic is correctly sized. However, the
cell containing the graphic still causes printing problems. I am certain
the problem is with imported graphics because printing a cell containg
graphics that were generated directly with Mathematica works perfectly.

Does anyone know of a fix for this problem?


Roger Mason

Mathematica 4.0 on Linux (RH7.0).
Printer : HP LJ5L

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