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Re: Inserting Adobe pdf files in ver. 4 notebooks

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  • Subject: [mg18289] Re: Inserting Adobe pdf files in ver. 4 notebooks
  • From: paulh at (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 15:05:31 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <7k4roi$> <7kp9js$7n$>
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In article <7kp9js$7n$4 at>, Selwyn Hollis <slhollis at> writes:

> PDF? ... You can't even import EPS files created by other applications.
> I'm guessing we have to wait and shell out hundreds of $$  for version 5.0
> to have such luxuries.

The operation that imports EPS files in Mathematica 4 is a translation 
of the PostScript file's contents into Mathematica graphics primitives.  
The set of all Mathematica graphics does not have a one-to-one mapping 
between the  set of possible PostScript language commands.  You should 
be able to import two-dimensional line-based drawings fairly easily.  
If you're  doing something a little more bizarre, the process may not be 

If you have specific examples of failures which you find to be unreasonable
you are welcome to send them to our Technical Support department.
P.J. Hinton	
Mathematica Programming Group		paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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