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Re: Export PDF plot or Save Selection As -- big troubles with Illustrator
On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 08:43:39 +0000 (UTC), Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net> wrote: >On 6/25/08 at 6:29 AM, siegman at stanford.edu (AES) wrote: > >>Create a combined Plot/ListPlot in 6 using Show having some lines >>with their Thickness increased, some points with their PointSize >>increased. > >>Export plot as PDF or Select either the plot itself or the complete >>cell and Save As Selection. Open saved file in Acrobat; it looks >>fine (though document size is not what I want; it's just big enough >>to enclose the plot, and I'd like letter size). > >>Open same file in Illustrator CS 11.0.0 on Mac (only way I know to >>change document or artboard size of a PDF file). Plot looks >>horrible: Line thicknesses are hugely thickened (though axes and >>frame seem OK); point sizes, oddly, seem OK; text size for tick >>labelsseems shrunken. [snip] I tried to fix up for publication an image that Mathematica made with Graphics3D. I wanted to add and change things that are hard or impossible to do in Mathematica. It was a hopeless mess, with several thousand vector elements. Then I realized that the lighting, shading, and hidden element algorithms made the vector output extremely complicated. I finally used a bitmap that I made with PrintScreen or the equivalent, and traced over the whole thing (that is, made a new drawing) with Corel Draw, which is similar to AI. It was time-consuming and limited - good perspective effects are very difficult to get this way - but I had no other choice that I know of. Mathematica should have a Simple EPS output mode or the equivalent.