Mathematica 9 is now available
Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums
-----
 /
MathGroup Archive
2007
*January
*February
*March
*April
*May
*June
*July
*August
*September
*October
*Archive Index
*Ask about this page
*Print this page
*Give us feedback
*Sign up for the Wolfram Insider

MathGroup Archive 2007

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Dashing and PDF

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg72814] Re: Dashing and PDF
  • From: Julia Gog <jrg20 at cam.nospam.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 04:12:56 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Cambridge, England
  • References: <eofigp$g94$1@smc.vnet.net> <eokvub$41c$1@smc.vnet.net>

Thanks - that example works ok for me. I've still been stumped as this 
one seems really pathological, but here is an example for something 
which does not work on mine:

(OSX, Mathematica 5.2, Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional)

g = ListPlot[Table[{ i, i }, {i, 1, 50}], PlotStyle ->
         Dashing[{0.01, 0.01}], PlotJoined -> True];
fa = Show[{g, g}];
Export["t.pdf", fa, "PDF"];

Necessary features to reproduce the error seem to be:
-joined up ListPlot
-two plotted together in Show
-dashing
-A MULTIPLE OF 50 POINTS in listplot table

This is clearly weird and I would be curious to see if this works or not 
for anyone else. However it is easy enough for me to work around now in 
any case (60 points!).

Julia



dh wrote:
> 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"]
> 
> Daniel
> 
> 
> 
> 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
> 
> 
> 


  • Prev by Date: Re: normalize a table
  • Next by Date: Re: normalize a table
  • Previous by thread: Re: Dashing and PDF
  • Next by thread: Derivative recurrence