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Re: Mathematica exports curves in pieces to Illustrator
> I'm afraid that's something you'll just have to live with. However, by > clicking and dragging, you can usually select many segments at once. > Once you've got them all selected, you can them "group" them. > 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. First paragraph may be correct -- but (I suspect) only because, for whatever reason, "that's the way Mathematica does it". I'm skeptical that Mathematica *has* to do it that way -- that is, has to break a single curve into some number of smaller sub-segments -- for any major technical reason; and it would be nicer if it didn't do it that way. Are there technical reasons (maximum number of points per Line, or something like that) why Mathematica has to do it this way? Also, if you Select first segment A, then segment B, of a segmented curve of this type after transferring it from Mathematica to Illustrator, the curve appears continuous. Does this mean that the final point of segment A and the initial point of segment B are the same? -- or just very close to each other? Or does the EPS file somehow contain enough data that Illustrastor knows how to fill in the gap between last A and first B points?