Re: copy and paste to other programs

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg99619] Re: copy and paste to other programs*From*: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Sat, 9 May 2009 03:22:36 -0400 (EDT)

On 5/7/09 at 6:37 AM, HannesKessler at hushmail.com (Hannes Kessler) wrote: >Copy as Metafile disappeared in Mathematica 7. Just copy and paste >produces crazy fonts when the Powerpoint file is opened on a >computer without Mathematica. My current workaround is to print the >Mathematica notebook to a file using a Postscript printer, then to >convert the printer file to PDF with Acrobat Distiller and to copy >what is needed from the PDF. This works reliable whereas saving as >PDF from the Mathematica file menu produces sometimes strange PDF >output. The workaround takes perhaps 10 x 2 = 20 seconds and creates >intermediate files which clutter your directories. Why create a notebook with just the information you want. Then use Save As selecting the option to save that notebook as a PDF document? Seems to me this would be more efficient. >Doing this once is not a problem but preparing a presentation with >30 slides or just doing a quick change on an existing presentation >is now a pain. On my Mac, if I want to change one slide in something I've already turned to a PDF file, I save the *one* page I want changed to PDF in Mathematica. I then open the file I want changed using Preview or any of a number of other third party utilities for manipulating PDF files, cut the page I want removed and drag the new page to its place, save the changed file and I'm done. I assume something equivalent to this can be done with a PC running Windows. Alternatively, if it is a small change such as adding a label, I might just edit the PDF file directly.