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Re: Re: Mathematica graphs in WORD

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  • Subject: [mg56080] Re: [mg56067] Re: Mathematica graphs in WORD
  • From: Selwyn Hollis <sh2.7183 at>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 04:47:13 -0400 (EDT)
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On Apr 14, 2005, at 8:56 AM, Mike wrote:

> On 11/4/05 5:20 PM, in article d3d8fq$98b$1 at, 
> "tsokos at"
> <tsokos at> wrote:
>> I have a very elementary question to
>> which I would appreciate help from
>> someone. I use Mathematica 5.0 for the
>> Macintosh (OSX). How do you copy a graph
>> from Mathematica into a WORD document so
>> that when you print it the graph is
>> smooth rather jagged?
> On OS X I Export graphs as TIFF images normally with 
> ImageResolution->300 or
> higher and import them into Word.
> Something else you may like to try is to "export" your graph as a PDF 
> image.
> I copied this displayfunction from a posting to mathgroup a few months 
> ago.
> DisplayFunction -> (Display["!epstopdf -f
> -o=/Users/mikeh/Desktop/filename.pdf", #1, "EPS", ImageSize -> 288] &)
> It is not as simple as just including the display function because you 
> need
> to include the programs such as epstopdf in your path. The original 
> post had
> all the instructions and it worked perfectly to produce PDF image which
> could then be imported. Unfortunately I just searched the Mathgroup 
> archive
> (keyword epstopdf) but couldn't find the posting. If you have the time 
> it is
> worth finding.
> You may also want to try this suggestion which works well on OS X.
> Mike

Lately I've taken to the following method:

1) Select graphics cell
2) Print Selection
3) Save as PDF
4) Open PDF in Preview and crop as desired



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