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Re: pdf export problem

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  • Subject: [mg98194] Re: pdf export problem
  • From: ragfield <ragfield at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 04:46:51 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gqia5t$oju$1@smc.vnet.net> <gqsmtd$3jj$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Apr 1, 2:53 pm, hayes.ty... at gmail.com wrote:
>     * Graphics that involve transparency may need to be printed as
> high-resolution bitmaps.
>
> So, this last one is what I meant. And, from my experience, is true.

Printing isn't quite the same thing as exporting to PDF.  The PDF
format supports transparency.  Mathematica produces PDF files with
transparency.  These files can be displayed correctly on screen.
Anything that is printed is rasterized at some point (whether that's
explicitly done by Mathematica, the printer driver, or the printer
itself is irrelevant).  There are other reasons why Mathematica may
rasterize a graphic saved to a PDF file (VertexColors), depending on
your preferences settings.

-Rob


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