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Re: Copy-paste vector graphics

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  • Subject: [mg74013] Re: Copy-paste vector graphics
  • From: "ragfield" <ragfield at>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 04:58:50 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <esdj4u$okh$>

On Mar 3, 10:49 pm, "D. Grady" <D.C.Gr... at> wrote:
> Is there a way to use the frontend to copy graphic output from a
> Mathematica notebook as a vector-based image?  I'm aware that there
> are many options to export graphics to seperate files in a variety of
> vector formats, but it sure would be nice if I could just hit control-
> c and paste it back in to my image editor.  I've tried all the options
> under the "Copy As" menu with no success; everything pastes as a
> bitmap.  Is there something obvious that I'm missing?

What platform are you using?  I think Copy As->PICT on Mac and Copy As-
>Metafile on Windows should copy a vector based image for Mathematica
graphics.  Is it possible that whatever application you're pasting
into either doesn't accept a vector image or that it display a bitmap
on screen while uses the vector image while printing?  What app are
you pasting into?


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