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Re: Dashing and PDF

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  • Subject: [mg72733] Re: Dashing and PDF
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 06:20:37 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <eofigp$g94$>

Hi Julia,

$Version 5.1 for Microsoft Windows (October 25, 2004)

the following works with AdobeReader 8:

g = Show[Graphics[{Dashing[{.1, .1}], Line[{{0, 0}, {1, 1}}]}]];

Export["d:\\tmp\\t.pdf", g, "PDF"]


Julia Gog wrote:

> I'm having a bad time exporting PDFs from mathematica. The problem seems 

> to be down to having a plot using "Dashing" in its PlotStyle. It works 

> just fine within mathematica, and apparently can export a PDF file. 

> However Adobe Acrobat says "Illegal operation inside a path" when I try 

> open it, though Preview is happy to open it.


> I usually want to open the PDFs in acrobat to crop white margins as they 

> seem to always come out of mathematica with a bunch of space underneath.


> Is anyone else having problems opening exported PDFs in acrobat, 

> particularly with dashed lines?


> Thanks in advance for any help,


> Julia


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