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Re: Antw: pdf-export

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  • Subject: [mg44208] Re: Antw: pdf-export
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 05:53:14 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <bnapi5$4m5$> <bndjc8$g0q$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <bndjc8$g0q$1 at>,
 "Joshua A. Solomon" <J.A.Solomon at> wrote:

> I don't know about 10.3 (out today), but 10.2's pdf converter sucks.
> Create a graphic in Mathematica (Plot[x,{x,0,1}] will do). Copy it as PICT 
> with Embedded PostScript. Paste it into a MS Word document. 

But why would you want do that?  :-)  Word is such a crappy word 
processor for scientific documents.


> Now 'Save as PDF.'
> Guess what. No PostScript. OS 8 and OS 9 worked fine (with a copy of Acrobat
> Distiller).
> js
> On 24/10/03 9:57 am, in article bnapi5$4m5$1 at, "Nathan Moore"
> <nmoore at> wrote:
> > You should use a mac.  OSX displays everything on the screen in pdf
> > format.  When you go to print something you can either print or "save
> > as pdf" - in Linux this option is save as ps.  in windows you're
> > screwed.

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