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Re: Antw: pdf-export

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  • Subject: [mg44287] Re: Antw: pdf-export
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 03:24:06 -0500 (EST)
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On 29/10/03, Joshua A. Solomon wrote:

>On 28/10/03 10:59 am, in article bnli5n$p86$1 at, "Paul Abbott"
><paul at> wrote:
>  > In article <bndjc8$g0q$1 at>,
>>  "Joshua A. Solomon" <J.A.Solomon at> wrote:
>>>  I don't know about 10.3 (out ...
>>... MS Word document.
>>  But why would you want do that?  :-)  Word is such a crappy word
>>  processor for scientific documents.
>Maybe so, but virtually everyone has a copy. That comes in handy for

On 29/10/03, Joe Gwinn wrote:

>Because not all plots from Mathematica are destined for scientific
>documents.  I don't like Word either, but must live with it.
>So, someone please answer the question.

Well, it's not WYSIWYG but the following works for me. Select the 
graphic in Mathematica and use

	Edit | Save Selection As... | EPS

to save as EPS. Then import the graphic into Word.

Personally, I still find the arguments about using Word unconvincing. 
All my collaborators have access to Mathematica, which is a _much_ 
better tool for collaboration than Word (but most use TeX not Word or 
Mathematica for their documents). Also, I use Mathematica Notebooks 
for non scientific documents too. I try hard to avoid Word and will 
use Acrobat or a web format instead.


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