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Re: Re: pdf

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  • Subject: [mg72946] Re: [mg72938] Re: pdf
  • From: "Jean-Marc Gulliet" <jeanmarc.gulliet at>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 06:30:28 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ep7clh$bfi$> <>

On 1/25/07, Chris Chiasson <chris at> wrote:
> I was going to hold my tongue, but it started wagging anyway:

Hum, I know that feeling :-)

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

Indeed, I should have precise that I convert Mathematica notebook into
PDF files only in the last resort: some of my colleagues and people
with whom I work do not have Mathematica or MathReader and they do not
have any administrative privileges to install software on their
machines. (Say in corporate environment with a strong emphasis on
security.) In this case, the easiest solution is to share information
via software that will be installed on virtually every computer in the


> 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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