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Exporting text to (or in) vector graphics as "sentences"?

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  • Subject: [mg69342] Exporting text to (or in) vector graphics as "sentences"?
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 23:58:13 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University

Don't know the right jargon for asking this, but:

I sometimes want to export or save Mathematica text material (e.g., a 
Table, or some output lines) or graphics containing text (e.g., 
PlotLabels or Text[] material in an Epilog) to a vector graphics format 
(EPS, PostScript, PDF), then edit this now graphics material (change 
fonts, sizes, colors, words, move some of the text around) using 
Illustrator or similar.

Doing the post-export editing is a breeze if all or most of the text 
strings in the exported material are in "sentence" format, i.e. appear 
as single text objects to Illustrator.  

In many cases, however, every character in the exported text seems to be 
sent as a separate object, making editing a pain at best, impossible at 
worst.

Any ideas on how to export things so this doesn't happen?


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