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Convert Points to Circles

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  • Subject: [mg51291] Convert Points to Circles
  • From: timothyr at (Timothy L. Robertson)
  • Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 01:58:00 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Everyone,

I use Mathematica to create ListPlots, which I then save as eps files
to touch up in Illustrator.  I'm having a problem with the data
points, which Illustrator sees as single point paths with no fill and
a 2 point stroke.  The single pont paths have round cap ends, so they
look like circles.

My problem comes in when I incorporate the plots into other programs
and make PDFs.  It seems like this round cap option does not get
translated properly, and I end up with invisible single points.  This
even happens when I do "save as PDF" in Illustrator, although Apple's
Preview seems to convert the EPS files to PDFs proplerly.

I'm looking for some solution to this, like a way to convert the
points to circles.  I've found I can rasterize the points to make them
portable, but then the files get huge and they aren't vector graphics.
 I can't outline the path, because it's only a single point.  Any


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