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Re: Import EPS

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  • Subject: [mg82100] Re: Import EPS
  • From: ragfield <ragfield at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 02:53:30 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <feka1b$llv$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Oct 10, 11:49 pm, Michael Volpe <phys... at physics.net> wrote:
> I would like to import EPS images created in Adobe Illustrator CS3 into
> Mathematica 6. I tried the Insert menu and clicked Picture->From File...
> However, the image appears bitmapped (rasterized) in Mathematica instead of
> the desired vector based artwork I originally created. I want to use the
> images in a Mathematica slide show for class presentation, so I am not
> interested in printing the notebook. Is there a workaround? Thank you.


Mathematica doesn't have the ability to display arbitrary an EPS
vector image.  If you insert and EPS file into a Mathematica notebook
the raw EPS data will be sent to a PostScript printer when you print
(with the default settings), and if you're on Mac OS X a preview of
the EPS will appear in the notebook.  If a preview is not sufficient
for your presentation needs you could try converting the EPS to PDF
then importing the PDF in Mathematica.

-Rob



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