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Re: Re: Converting Mathematics slides into PDF

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  • Subject: [mg68465] Re: [mg68438] Re: Converting Mathematics slides into PDF
  • From: "Bharat Bhole" <bbhole at>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2006 02:56:44 -0400 (EDT)
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Thanks to all those who replied. I tried generating a PDF file using Acrobat
7.0. By sending it to the Acrobat PDF printer. I did not use the Export
command...I did not know that you could use it to make PDF file (I still
don't know whether or how you can). As Dave mentioned in his reply, I
understand that some slides can be more than a page long and therefore can
run into multiple pages. However, I thought that at least what fits
horizontally into a page would fit in one printed page too. Also, at least
slides which do not run into more than one page (as evidenced by an absence
of a scroll bar) should fit in one page. But I was wrong. After playing with
it for sometime I figured out the following way:

To see how exactly the thing will print, set the word wrapping at paper
width rather than window width.
Choose the option of show pagebreaks.
Make sure that the Graphics cell is not wider than the text cells, once you
have chosen paper width.

After doing all this the printout looks like the screen. I am not sure
whether this is the best way though. This means that whenever I have to
print the slides to a PDF file, I have to make all these adjustments.

Thanks again for your comments.


On 8/5/06, ragfield <ragfield at> wrote:
> Bharat Bhole wrote:
> > I read some of the posts on this topic, but I don't think they address
> the
> > problem I am having.
> >
> > Is there a way to generate PDF file of Mathematica slides such that what
> > shows on the screen occupies one page or less in the PDF file. For
> example,
> > I have graphs which do not even fill the screen completely, but do not
> fit
> > in the page when I make the PDF file (that is, only a part shows up on
> the
> > page and other part is cut out). Similarly, some of the text that fits
> in
> > half the screen fills up multiple pages in the PDF file.
> What platform are you using?  How are you generating the PDF file?  Are
> you using Mathematica's built in Export[] command?  Mac OS X's Print
> Preview?  Acrobat print driver?
> -Rob

"No problem can withstand the assault
of sustained thinking."

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