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Re: Re: pdf

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  • Subject: [mg72942] Re: [mg72938] Re: pdf
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 06:14:25 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ep7clh$bfi$> <>

I was going to hold my tongue, but it started wagging anyway:

In my experience, notebooks don't really look nice when printed to
PDF, nor do they look nice when exported to HTML.

Some people have worked around this issue. Obviously, MathWorld is a
shining example. I have also seen PDFs, from people that post on this
group, that certainly look well done.

I think that the problem of (lack of ease of) exporting great looking
results is holding back Mathematica adoption.

I would pimp my own solution, MMADE, but it isn't easy to use. Maybe I
should have written it to use Mathematica for the building process
instead of Ant.

On 1/25/07, Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at> wrote:
> dimitris wrote:
> > Hello.
> >
> > What ways exist to convert a notebook to pdf format?
> >
> > Thanks a lot.
> >
> Hi Dimitris,
> I am going to recommend what I do on a Windows platform! Use a virtual
> printer such as PrimoPDF. (This is a free PDF creator indeed.) PrimoPDF
> is installed as a printer in the control panel. From within Mathematica,
> as well as from any other application that can print, you print the
> notebook to the PrimoPDF printer any get a PDF file (with your choice of
> name and location of course).
> See
> Regards,
> Jean-Marc


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