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Perplexing Puny Plot Print Problem.

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  • Subject: Perplexing Puny Plot Print Problem.
  • Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1991 14:17:02 EST

Here is a simple question concerning printing Mma graphics from a Mac.  On 
the screen I have complete control over the font and style of text included
in Plot statements (axes labels and extra text that I specify through
Prolog or Epilog commands).  Moreover, if I resize the graphics on the 
screen, the text pleasantly resizes itself as well.

Unfortunately when I print (from a IIci to a LaserWriter NT) I lose all 
control of the font and its style:  all text prints in some Geneva-like 
default font (I can live with that...although not happily...) and its size 
is unaffected by screen resizing of the graphics (this I find very 
difficult to live with...).  Even worse, "special" characters do not print 
correctly---"Pi" (Option p) looks great on the screen, but the character 
which is printed looks like a subscript double quote mark.

I must be overlooking something (and revealing my ignorance by asking the 
question).  Can somebody tell me how to handle this problem?

William Barker
WBarker at

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