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Re: Inserting PDF's

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  • Subject: [mg47078] Re: [mg47013] Inserting PDF's
  • From: Gerry Flanagan <flanagan at>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 05:48:06 -0500 (EST)
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If it's a simple graphic, you can try converting the PDF to an EPS (through 
Illustrator. Maybe Ghostscript or some other small application could also 
convert it). Then use the Show[Import["filename.eps"], 
AspectRatio->Automatic]. This will convert the graphic to native 
Mathematica postscript. Text in the graphics is frequently an issue. 
Mathematica uses its own text scaling rules.

Alternative is to use something like ghostscript to generate a bitmap of 
whatever resolution you want, then paste or Import to your notebook. I've 
become a fan of always using Import (you can delete the input line 
containing Import after you're done).
Gerry F.

At 03:50 AM 3/20/2004, Gregory Lypny wrote:
>Hello everyone,
>         When I paste PDF graphics into Mathematica notebooks, they appear 
> fine
>on screen, but they print jaggy (bit mapped).  Is there any way to
>improve the print outs?
>         Greg

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