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Export as PDF without " for strings


Hello,

I want to export some graphics containing mathematical signs as
strings, e.g. "+". Mathematica does not show the " in plots, and
that's good. However, when I use Export, the " appear. On the other
hand, selecting the graphics, using the menu entry File->Save
Selection as ... works fine, i.e. no " are shown.

Let me give a simplified example:

X="+" a;
Export["~/test.pdf", X]

This produces a pdf with "+" a in it, but I want + a.

The reason I use strings is that I do not want M to calculate things,
as it would do otherwise. (If anybody knows how to use + signs without
M calculating, my problem would also be solved.)

So how can I export something similar to the Save Selection as ...
command, but with an executable command like Export? Are there any
options suppressing " for strings?

Thanks in advance,

Markus Huber


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