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Re: export eps

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  • Subject: [mg90735] Re: export eps
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 03:56:38 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g5s9tr$557$>

There is a big difference between using SaveAs a .pdf file say, and Printing 
to the Adobe PDF printer with an up-to-date Adobe Acrobat!  When I do 
Jens-Peer's first example:

ContourPlot[Sin[x*y], {x, -Pi, Pi}, {y, -Pi, Pi}]

using the Print to Adobe PDF printer, with Adobe Acrobat 8, I obtain a file 
that is 49 KB in size.

The Mathematica SaveAs .pdf command produces huge files of very poor 
quality. For example, for another test I did with a small notebook, the 
SaveAs command produced a pdf file of 1,762 KB (and very poor quality) 
compared to 85 KB for the Print to Adobe PDF command.

I don't know why that is.

David Park
djmpark at

<jamesmgg at> wrote in message news:g5s9tr$557$1 at
> hi
> I have a graph generated with ContourPlot3D.
> when I try to export it as eps, the eps file is 50MB size.
> I need to use the eps image in Latex.
> how to solve this problem

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