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Re: Importing from Adobe Illustrator

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  • Subject: [mg61622] Re: [mg61615] Importing from Adobe Illustrator
  • From: Pratik Desai <pdesai1 at>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 01:44:03 -0400 (EDT)
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Ben Kovitz wrote:

>Has anyone had any luck importing graphics from Adobe Illustrator into 
>I saw some discussion about that here in August, but the verdict seemed 
>inconclusive.  On a Mac running Mathematica 5.0 and Adobe Illustrator 
>10, I've been able to import an EPS file generated by Illustrator, by 
>turning off the preview (no TIFF) and setting the version compatibility 
>way back to Illustrator 4.0.  Text in the graphic comes through pretty 
>messed up, though.  (Naturally, I want vector graphics.)
I have has some success by doing

1.Using  Export in Ilustrator and using the Ilustrator Legacy EPS option
2. Using Import["plot.eps","EPSTIFF"]
and the results are resonable

>BTW, what I *really* want to do is take some Mathematica output, draw 
>little "callout" arrows and remarks around it, and put the result back 
>into a Mathematica notebook.

Have you tried Edit->Insert Object

>  Is there some much superior way to do 
>this, that bypasses exporting and importing?
>Ben Kovitz
>Humboldt State University

Pratik Desai
Graduate Student
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 410 455 8134

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