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Re: AW: Saving graphics in Mma 3.0.1

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  • Subject: [mg8242] Re: AW: [mg8102] Saving graphics in Mma 3.0.1
  • From: siegman at (AES)
  • Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 21:16:59 -0400
  • Organization: Stanford University
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From: Buttgereit <Buttgereit at>
To: mathgroup at

*  There is a feature I hadn't noticed in 3.0.0.  Select a graphic and
*  right click on it.  A menu appears.  One of the options is "save object
*  as".  A few file formats appear.  Those applicable to graphics are
*  bitmap, windows metafile, adobe illustrator, eps and enhanced metafile.
*  After selecting the type of file, you choose a name and the file is
*  saved.

The "Save Object As..." command is also in the Edit menu, down below
 Copy (actually, it's "Save Selection As...", and I don't think you even
have to Copy first.)

One caveat, at least in 3.0 on a Mac.  I created some arcs using the
Circle[  command in MMA, and did "Save Selection as Illustrator".
When I opened the resulting file in Illustrator 7.0 the arcs had
turned into a couple of straight line segments.  Saving to EPS and
then opening the EPS file with Illustrator gave proper arcs.
(Saving to Illustrator actually creates a file in Illustrator 1.0
format; maybe Illustrator 1.0 didn't know about ars?)

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