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Re: [TS 2379]--Re:eps exports with dashes in them (important - to me, anyway)

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  • Subject: [mg72997] Re: [TS 2379]--Re:eps exports with dashes in them (important - to me, anyway)
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 00:55:52 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200701270100.l0R103Mj000310@localhost.localdomain>

I did try the ctrl+shift restart. Whatever is wrong with my setup is
immune to that :-[

On Sat, 27 Jan 2007 01:00:03 UT, mathgroup <mathgroup at> wrote:
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> From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at>
> Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:24:28 -0600
> Subject: eps exports with dashes in them (important - to me, anyway)
> To: mathgroup <mathgroup at>,"support at" <support at>
> If I issue the this command,
> Export["C:\\windows.eps",Sqrt[21/x]]
> , with a fresh kernel on Mathematica 5.2 in Windows. I get an output that looks like:
> (use gsview and scroll down to see it)
> This is ridiculous.
> I have no idea why Mathematica is behaving this way. It did this once
> before, in a more limited fashon. I made a thread about it here:
> (this next url needs to be all on one line to load)
> At the end of the thread, Bruce Miller essentially said, "There are
> problems and we're working on them."
> My Windows computer did not exhibit the problem for a long time
> thereafter, but it started again a few days ago - and this time the
> problem is much worse. I have tried a lot of different things to get
> Mathematica to produce normal output, including completely
> reinstalling my operating system and Mathematica from scratch.
> However, this hasn't helped.
> I don't have the problem on my Linux computer, but it has other
> problems that prevent me from using it for production.
> Any help you give is appreciated. Thank you.
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> Chris,
> As far as I can tell, Bruce called it correctly.  According to our
> developers, this is a PostScript rendering issue.  It seems to be
> fixed in development versions of a future release.  There is no work
> around in Windows for V5.2 that I know of.
> It does seem odd that this issue has come and gone for you.  In fact,
> I did not see it in the example you gave above, but did see in in
> examples similar to those in your forum postings.  You could try
> the pld standby: resetting the FE prefs file and Caches folder shown in
> the Help Browser | Getting Started | System Specific ... | Troubleshooting
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