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Re: Is there any productive way to use Mathematica + pdfLaTeX?

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  • Subject: [mg47431] Re: Is there any productive way to use Mathematica + pdfLaTeX?
  • From: carlos at colorado.edu (Carlos Felippa)
  • Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 04:44:08 -0400 (EDT)
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"bbscott" <bbscott at u.STUDENTwashington.edu> wrote in message news:<c582rj$npg$1 at smc.vnet.net>...
> "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de> wrote in message
> news:c4j8nm$cv6$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> > Hi,
> >
> > the only working version I use is to save a EPS and than use
> > Acrobat Distiller or GhostScript. Because Mathematica does
> > not include the fonts into the pdf-file and the size need a
> > lot of fine tuning.
> >
> > BTW don *not* give an explicit extension for \includegraphics{}
> > because LaTeX will look for the EPS file while pdflatex look for
> > a PDF file when no extension is given.
> >
> > Regards
> >   Jens
> 
> I've always exported as an EPS and then used Ghostviewer's "PS -> 
EPS"


> function, followed by "epstopdf" to drop 'em into pdfLaTeX but have never
> found how to get around the font issue so the resulting PDFs have very
> unattractive text elements. Any suggestions, barring springing the cash for
> Distiller?

Depends.  Personally  I have two M.O.s:

(1) Figures to include in journal papers, etc., which go to a
publisher as EPS files in a CDROM. I usually replace all Math  fonts
produced by Mathematica-saved  EPS by standard ones (for example,
greeks by Symbol) since otherwise they  often do not show up correctly
in proofs.   Illustrator has a convenient Replace Font menu that I
use to streamline that operation.

(2) EPS files to be converted to PDF directly for web posting, camera
ready manuscripts , etc. No massaging is necessary if you tell
Distiller where to find the Mathematica fonts to be downloaded.  The
problem here is that the font repository has changed from version to
version (e.g 4.1 to 4.2) so Distiller may have to be updated when a
new version is loaded.

So in my case buying Illustrator and Distiller is inevitable.  There
is no silver bullet.


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