Hint on: Problems converting mathematica notebook to PDF with Acrobat Distiller
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg33008] Hint on: Problems converting mathematica notebook to PDF with Acrobat Distiller
- From: bryangmyrek at yahoo.com (vector_boson)
- Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 04:34:47 -0500 (EST)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
This is just a hint to anyone out there searching for info on this topic. I was having problems getting documents from .nb format to .pdf format using Acrobat Distiller or print to file. The reason I had troubles with print to file was because I'm on a darned Window$ machine and choosing 'print to file' produces a .prn file, not .ps or .pdf. Acrobat Distiller rendered mathematical documents horribly. The solution came in the form of *yet more* software from Adobe. Basically I just downloaded an Adobe PostScript printer driver from: http://www.adobe.com/products/printerdrivers/main.html (or search for adobe postscript printer drivers) Then I installed it, pretending it was a normal printer. Then I went to config for the printer from Start->Settings->Printers and chose the default output method as "C:\Windows\Desktop\*.pdf" or something like that. This works beautifully! Just print to this 'fake' printer from Mathematica and you're all set! Anyway, hope this helps if you were looking for this info.