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Re: Export as PDF without " for strings

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  • Subject: [mg92751] Re: Export as PDF without " for strings
  • From: "michael.p.croucher at" <michael.p.croucher at>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 04:32:54 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Markus

Maybe wrapping your expression in HoldForm would help?  Simple

X = HoldForm[3 + 4]
Export["test.pdf", X]

Best Regards,

On 11 Oct, 11:52, M
arkus Huber <m... at> wrote:
> 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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