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Re: Mathematica exports curves in pieces to Illustrator

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg45362] Re: Mathematica exports curves in pieces to Illustrator
  • From: "Bo Le" <bole79 at email.si>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 01:35:06 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <bt3duv$pku$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

I come across the same thing, when I am importing *M*athematica's EPS into
CorelDRAW. Why this is so, can be easily understood, since the M's plot
constitutes from final line segments. To see this, pick out the Out Graphics
argument and look into it with FullForm command.

The bottom line is that you will never get some kind of an Illustrator
native smooth Bezier curve out of you EPS, but it's up to you to accomplish
this. For example, you wee about having your plot and axis joined together.
You should unjoin them somehow with some kind of a command like Ungroup All.

At least in CorelDRAW it's quite easy to collect the line segments into a
final smooth curve and I don't see why this couldn't be possible in Adobe
app.

Hope that helps a bit, bye!

Borut
Slovenia


"Ralph Reinbeck" <Mattiephly at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:bt3duv$pku$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Hello.  I use Mathematica to generate plots in EPS files, and then I
> use Adobe Illustrator to edit the EPS files.  Here's my problem: I
> plot y = x^2 and open the EPS file in Illustrator, but when I click on
> the curve, Illustrator only highlights (selects) a piece of the
> parabola (and not the entire parabola).  Sometimes it even selects a
> piece of the curve and a piece of an axis, but I cannot select just
> the curve, or just an axis.  I've posted a similar question on the
> Adobe Forums, but with little success.
>
> Any suggestions?  I appreciate any help that's out there.
>
> Thanks a lot,
> R
>


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