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

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  • Subject: [mg47434] Re: Is there any productive way to use Mathematica + pdfLaTeX?
  • From: ankowar at yahoo.com (Andy Kowar)
  • Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 03:44:49 -0400 (EDT)
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inacioglb at yahoo.com (Inacio Guerberoff) wrote in message news:<c4g69g$qtu$1 at smc.vnet.net>...
> Hello
> 
> I use Mathematica 5.0 and would like to know if there is any easy and
> fast way to include Mathematica plots in pdfLaTeX documents. The way I
> know is to make a Export[graph,"file.pdf"] for example, and then
> include in the tex file the following:
> 
> \includegraphics{file.pdf}
> 
> The problem is that the PDF generated by Mathematica is weird, because
> the plot is on the bottom-left of the page, and the same thing happens
> in the document. I think what would solve the problem would be a
> function like PlotPDF[Plot[x^2,{x,0,2}],"file.pdf"]. This function
> saves the plot in "file.pdf", but in a way that you can insert it
> directly in a LaTeX document.
> 
> Anyone has tips on this task?
> 
> Thanks
> Inacio Guerberoff

This is what I do to get pdf version of a notebook on windows. 
Choose File->Print, check the box "Print to File". Mathematica produces a .prn
file. Open the file with Ghostscript (I use gsview 4.6). Choose
File->Convert->pdfwrite and appropriate resolution.
This works also on linux if you produce .ps file.

Hope it helps,

AK


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