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Re: Mathematica exports curves in pieces to Illustrator

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg45433] Re: Mathematica exports curves in pieces to Illustrator
  • From: AES/newspost <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 01:09:43 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <btdvff$he$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <btdvff$he$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 Selwyn Hollis <sh2.7183 at misspelled.erthlink.net> wrote:

> I've used Macromedia Freehand for years, but I'm planning to switch to 
> Adobe Illustrator. (You can find full information and download a 30-day 
> trial version at www.adobe.com.) An application of that type is really 
> indispensable in a number of ways. You can easily touch up 
> Mathematica-generated graphics to get effects that would take a great 
> deal of effort to get in Mathematica, if possible at all. 
> (Anti-aliasing and color adjustments come to mind.) Moreover, technical 
> drawings are quite easy to produce once you get used to things.


And at the elementary level just simple positioning of text labels in 
graphics.  If I have three curves that I want labelled "Low gain", 
"Medium gain", "High gain" in a plot, I often use an 
Epilog->{Text,Text,Text} sequence to stick the labels anywhere on the 
plot, then drag 'em where they look best (and maybe modify the text) in 
the Illustrator version of the graphic.


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