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Re: Re: Trouble importing Mathematica EPS files into Deneba Canvas

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  • Subject: [mg43565] Re: [mg43544] Re: Trouble importing Mathematica EPS files into Deneba Canvas
  • From: Selwyn Hollis <selwynh at>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 06:39:34 -0400 (EDT)
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I just noticed that Deneba claims Canvas 9 will import AI files. So you 
should be able to export as AI out of Mathematica and then import a 
very editable graphic into Canvas. That should work MUCH better than 
trying to edit EPS. (At least that's what I've done for years with 

Selwyn Hollis

On Friday, September 19, 2003, at 03:42  AM, Kevin Gross wrote:

> This reply is a little OT, but I'm hoping someone familiar with
> Mathematica-generated postscript may be able to shed some light on the
> issue.
> I partially cleared up the problem.  I still had Mathematica 4.2
> installed and Canvas was somehow picking up the 4.2 fonts instead of
> the 5.0 fonts on import.  However, there are a few remaining issues.
> EPS and PDF refer to <> and
> <>, respectively.
> * When I import the EPS file, the parentheses show up correctly.  The
> only problem is that the frame tick labels incorrectly appear as bold.
> * When I import the PDF file, the only problem is that the parentheses
> are converted to bitmap images.  The PDF was converted from the EPS
> file using ghostscript.  Ghostscript knows where to find the 
> Mathematica  fonts
> in Fontmap.GS
> FWIW, I tell Canvas to "Convert to Path" instead of "Substitute" with
> regard to the embedded fonts found in the EPS & PDF files.
> Am I correct to assume the problem is with the Canvas PS/PDF
> interpreter and not the Mathematica-generated postscript?
> Thanks,
> Kevin
> PS Which format should I convert the EPS file to when using pstoedit?
> Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at> wrote in message 
> news:<bkbv3e$ajv$1 at>...
>> Hi,
>> try pstoedit from
>> Regards
>>   Jens

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