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Re: copy and paste to other programs
Thank you to other contributors for the reference to the Edit->Copy As- >Metafile menu item. Regarding the save as PDF from Mathematica I encountered sometimes (not always) problems. As an example, I saved a notebook with several pages as PDF and got 20 empty pages after the 2nd or 3rd content page followed by the remaining content pages. The procedure with printing to a file and converting with distiller did not produce this problem. I use Mathematica 7.0.1 and 7.0.3 on Windows XP and Office 2003. Best regards, Hannes Kessler On 9 Mai, 09:21, Bill Rowe <readn... at sbcglobal.net> wrote: > On 5/7/09 at 6:37 AM, HannesKess... 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.