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Re: Printing Problems

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  • Subject: [mg8202] Re: Printing Problems
  • From: jost at (Christian Jost)
  • Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 23:24:51 -0400
  • Organization: Universite Paris-Sud XI
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <5sopha$g7s at>, Gaetano Bellanca
<gbellanca at> wrote:

> Hi folks
> I'm having problems in printing Symbol Fonts in Plots (both 2D or 3D) whith
> Mathematica 3.0 for Macintosh.
> If I print Plots (with Symbol Fonts in label or title) inside the Notebook,
> all is O.K. but, if I use "print selection" and print directly or I convert
> the clipboard in EPS, then import in Word and then print (with version 2.2
> this worked fine), Symbols are not correctly printed.
> The printer is a HP LaserJet 4M (postscript).
> On a HP DeskJet 870Cxi all is printed correctly (with a poor quality, because
> it's not a poistscript, I think,  but Symbols are still Symbols and omega is
> not converted in w)
Just had to handle this problem myself. Looks as if mathematica doesn't
send missing fonts automatically to the printer, so I got around by
sending the missing fonts in advance to the printer (on my mac with Apple
Printer Utility). Cumbersome, because you have to repeat it after each
time the printer is switched off (if it has no hard disk). On wolframs
page you may find another solution in the FAQ, sth like opening the option
inspector, notebook
options->PrinterSetup->PrinterSetup->RenderPostScriptInFrontEnd, and then
when you want to print there will be another message asking what to do -
click RenderInFronted (3rd option). But this doesn't solve the problem of
exporting eps-files for import in other system (LaTeX in my case), thats
why I choose the first solution.

Hth, Christian.

Christian Jost, Université Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France

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