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Re: Create pdf document from graphics

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  • Subject: [mg86430] Re: Create pdf document from graphics
  • From: "L. Dwynn Lafleur" <lafleur at louisiana.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 02:58:26 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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Thanks, Rob.  Your clever solution fills the bill.

Dwynn

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 L. Dwynn Lafleur
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 University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 lafleur at louisiana.edu
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"ragfield" <ragfield at gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:fr2md6$o1o$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> On Mar 9, 5:06 gam, "L. Dwynn Lafleur" <lafl... at louisiana.edu> wrote:
>> [$Version = 6.0 for Microsoft Windows (32-bit) (February 7, 2008) ]
>>
>> Is it possible to export a list of Graphics to create a PDF document in
>> which each graphic appears on one page of the document?  gI tried
>>
>> Export["document.pdf", Table[Plot[x^n, {x, 0, 1}], {n, 1, 3}]]
>>
>> but got a PDF file with all three Graphics appearing as a list on a 
>> single
>> page.  gI suspect I need to add an "elements" parameter to the statement, 
>> but
>> I can't figure what it should be.
>
> This is possible, but it's not as easy as it should be.  The steps are
> roughly as follows:
>
> * Put each of the graphics in a separate cell in a new notebook.
> * Add a page break below each graphic cell
> * Set up some printing options for that notebook.
> * Depending on your OS, use the Page Setup dialog to set a custom
> paper size for the notebook.
> * Use NotebookPrint[] or File > Save As > PDF
>
> Everything except for the system page setup dialog can be automated.
> Here's an example:
>
> nb = CreateDocument[
>  Table[Cell[BoxData@ToBoxes[Plot[x^n, {x, 0, 1}]],
>    PageBreakBelow -> True], {n, 1, 3}], ShowPageBreaks -> True,
>  PrintingOptions -> {"PaperSize" -> {560, 460},
>    "PageSize" -> {560, 460}, "FirstPageHeader" -> False,
>    "FirstPageFooter" -> False, "RestPagesHeader" -> False,
>    "RestPagesFooter" -> False}, Magnification -> 1.0]
>
> (* at this point use the Page Setup dialog to change to a custom paper
> size of 7.78" wide x 6.39" high *)
>
> NotebookPrint[nb, "/tmp/example.pdf"]
>
> -Rob
> 


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