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Re: pdf export problem

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  • Subject: [mg98016] Re: [mg97990] pdf export problem
  • From: peter <plindsay.0 at>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 05:41:04 -0500 (EST)
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can you send me an example a notebook you are having problems with. We use
macs so may be able to help.

2009/3/27 David Elbert <elbert at>

> Hello All-
> I have been having problems exporting notebooks to pdf and was hoping
> someone might have some insight.  I submitted a support request to
> Wolfram, but have not heard back.
> Quick background:  Mathematica 7.0.0; Macintosh Front End (OS X Leopard
> 10.5.6).
> Quick summary:  I am writing "handouts" for distribution in a math/
> stats class.  Some characters disappear when converting to pdf.
> Example that has been vexing me lately is the less-than-or-equal-to
> sign (unicode character 2264, I think).  I just get blank spaces in
> its place.
> My theories (obviously wrong or I wouldn't be here asking!):  I
> thought it was a problem with font installations, but I have tried
> different fonts without success.  I also have noted that the problem
> occurs when the cells are "text" style, but goes away if I make the
> cell "equation" style.  I can't decide if there is a problem in the
> style definitions, a bug that improperly defines fonts (and/or misses
> embedding) into pdf, or something to do with "high" unicode characters.
> Apologies if my perusal of the archives has missed another discussion
> of this issue, but thanks to anyone who can offer any insight or
> help.  I thought such font problems were well in my past, but no such
> luck.
> Thanks-
> David
> David Elbert
> Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences &
> Environmental Science and Policy Program
> Johns Hopkins University
> 3400 N. Charles St
> Baltimore, MD 21218
> elbert at

Peter Lindsay

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