Questions relating to the importing, exporting, and extraction of data from PDF files

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Ratio of variables AxesLabel is messed up when plot exported to pdf

On the vertical axis of a Plot whenever I have a ratio of variables in a string as axes label, the exporting of the plot to PDF format messes this ratio up. Minimal working example: ...
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Save as pdf broken in version 10.0.2?

Fixed in 10.1 It looks like the save as pdf is broken after I update to version 10.0.2. The labels in the plot become a mess. Are there ways to fix it? The ...
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How to export figures with normal spacing in texts?

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04, and I use MMA 10. I export a figure ploted in MMA to a pdf file and then import the pdf in Latex, here is the sreenshot As you can see, the spacing in the text is odd. But ...
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Changing PDF version in Mathematica 10

With Export, I am generating pdf files with pdf version 1.5. Is there a way to generate them with pdf version 1.4 instead?
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How can I export graph as PDF with metadata such as Title and Author fields

I want to export a figure from Mathematica in PDF format. Moreover, I want to fill Author and Title fields of the PDF. For example, to fill Author field, I use the following code: ...
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Export MatrixPlot graphics to PDF

I am trying to export a plot generated by MatrixPlot to PDF but am having problems with the way the exported PDF is rendered. ...
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ArrayPlot copied to PDF shows blurred mesh [duplicate]

Certain (but not all) images displayed in ArrayPlot, and then copied to PDF, show what appear to be fuzzy mesh lines in white areas. An example is shown below. I ...
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Export Plots to PNG in Printout Style

When creating a plot in Mathematica 10 (OS X 10.9.4 and Win 7) the FrameLabel and Ticks are greyish and only the Frame itself is black (see Screenshot bellow). Only when exporting the plot to PDF all ...
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Hyperlinks not preserved when saving in PDF format in MMA V10

I usually create my course contracts in Mathematica and then save them in PDF format. The notebooks include hyperlinks and these have transferred to PDF without problem over the last several versions ...
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Copy As PDF in MMA 10

Wondering if this is a known issue.. I usually export graphics and Grids using the Copy As PDF menu item. The results looked quite good in MMA 9 on Yosemite. However in MMA 10 on Yosemite, the PDF ...
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Sqrt disappeared when exporting plot to PDF in version 10

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 or 10.0.2 and fixed in 10.1.0 In version 10, if we plot with Sqrt in y-axis, and export to PDF, the square root disappears in the PDF ...
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Drawing an arrow head on a curve

I am trying to create an illustration for a paper and export it to PDF. Here is the code ...
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Print notebook with all cells opened

I have a long Mathematica notebook where some cells on multiple levels are closed for clarity. When I export the notebook as a PDF via Print or ...
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How to control frame thickness in Grid object exported to .pdf?

I would like to export a Grid object to a .pdf document (preferably as part of a notebook). Here's an example: ...
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Eastern European alphabet conversion from nb to PDF

When converting Eastern European alphabet written article from .nb to pdf, certain letters convert to empty rectangle like shapes or constructs, also hacek like letters (č,ć,ž,š,""...). Has anybody ...
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Save selection as PDF - non-image format

I am trying to save the following plot as a pdf, so that I can import it into LaTeX: ...
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Strange opacity behavior

I edited my question and included the code: here I make the general definitions for the parametric plots I have to do later (these are simply the definitions of the x and y coordinates of the points ...
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Little triangles appearing in a Mathematica region plot with “opacity” saved in a PDF file [duplicate]

I am trying to produce a region plot of many functions, but Mathematica keeps showing me the little triangles when I save it as pdf. I have seen other solutions which fix the problem with PlotStyle-> ...
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How can I troubleshoot a PDF that fails to import?

I'm trying to import a PDF file whose text I'd like to parse, but I'm getting an error with no explanation: ...
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Export to PDF on OS X, font missing on Windows

Here is another problem with Mathematica plots and PDF. I have Mathematica 9.0.1 on Mac OS X. I want to export my plots to PDF to include them in a LaTeX document. If I export the plot with the ...
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PlotLegends and ImageSize

I have Mathematica 9.0.1, and I have problems with PlotLegends breaking the ImageSize directive. I defined ...
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Change Meta-Information “Title” of PDF file in Export

Whenever I export a PDF file in Mathematica with the Export command, the meta-info of the pdf file will have the title as "Temporary Clipboard 0". I want to change the title. But using: ...
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Set Page Width of PDF

I have a very simple question. I am using the student version of Mathematica 9, and I often do my homework in it. I type up a notebook, and then save it as a PDF using the "save as" option. However, ...
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Set Image Size and Page Orientation When Exporting to PDF [duplicate]

I want to export my plots (plot1 and plot2) as a pdf file. Since plot1 contains 4 figures in matrix form, so it will not fit in one page. ...
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Ugly plots when printing notebook to pdf

One image is worth one thousand words, so: Question: At what options should I be looking, so that what I see in my notebook is what I get in my printed pdf ? Here is the code I'm using: ...
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How to break graph to fill in the gap in pdf

I've printed my notebook into a pdf. There is a huge gap in the left page, due to the fact that the graph in the right page isn't divided to fill in the gap. Is there a way to fix it, preferably ...
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Change Header By Page

I would like to display the following header on of each page of an exported pdf specificTitle XXX XXX should be the ...
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Exported PDF copy-and-pastable

Is it possible to export pdf documents that allow the user to copy and paste the exported code/text? The following table demonstrates what is pasted after copying the example symbols from a pdf ...
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Exporting images in a Mathematica array to a PDF s.t. each image is precisely $n \times m$ millimeter in dimension [duplicate]

I have a number of images in a Mathematica array, and I'd like to export the images to a PDF s.t. each image is precisely scaled to be $n \times m$ millimeters in dimension. The idea is that printing ...
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Graphics elements do not line up perfectly in exported PDFs

Bug introduced in version 9.0 and persisting through 10.4 Graphics elements do not always line up perfectly in exported PDFs using "Save As..." method. Take, for example: ...
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Tooltip in Listplot - Export to PDF

I would like to export a listplot as a PDF document without loosing the tooltip information on the single points. It kind of works with hyperlinks. Nevertheless this workaround is pretty limited and ...
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Problem with exporting a plot with a legend to PDF

I've found a simple example that illustrates my problem: ContourPlot[x^2 - 1 == y, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}, PlotLegends -> "Expressions"] When I try to export ...
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Document settings for online viewing

I'm trying to figure out how to prepare a notebook for NICE online viewing when it's been converted to PDF form. The students I am working with (sadly!) will not be able to use the CDFPlayer to view ...
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How can I scale a plot in vector graphic or PDF form?

I am not at all a computer graphics expert, but it seems that portable document format (PDF) files have a "native size," even though they may (and usually do!) contain vector graphics that can be ...
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Exporting graphics to PDF results in destroyed fonts on Windows 8

Executing plot = Plot[x^2, {x, 0, 100}, PlotLabel -> "Plot"]; SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]]; Export["plot.pdf", plot, "PDF"]; results in Is this a bug? ...
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Export notebook to pdf in landscape orientation

Assuming the following is a notebook with a linebreak: How might I export a landscape pdf (preferred although other formats could work) such that each cell content each group of cells above and ...
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Export list elements each to it's own page in a multi-paged PDF document

I have a list, myList, of let's say 20 (different) objects myList = Table["object", {20}] I know would like to export every ...
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PlotRangeClipping not working correctly with small ImageSize and PDF-export

Bug introduced in 8 or earlier and persists through 10.4 or later Although Mathematica has some nice plotting capabilities, there are some things which are annoying me: I like to export a Graphics ...
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Exporting a histogram to PDF in without rasterising it

How can I export a histogram without rasterising it? The labels and axes seem unaffected, but the bars themselves are pixelated when I zoom into them in a PDF viewer. For example, if I run ...
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Importing numerical values from a PDF file

I need the numerical values from pdf files like this one. When I use the usual Import command, the PDF imports, but pages of images. How can Mathematica be used ...
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How to import a Microsoft Word document into Mathematica?

I have a Microsoft Word document in DOCX format. I need to import it into Mathematica as a String preserving all formatting (font, size, bold/italic style, colors, ...
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How can I get vectorized text when exporting to pdf?

Consider this code: ...
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How to export large matrix from .nb file into .pdf

I have one technical problem with printing large matrix 50x50 with lot of data. Always when I want to export .nb to .pdf, I can see just part of matrix, never all. Is there solution for this? I need ...
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problem with exporting transparent object to pdf in version 9

Here is the code: Export["~/Downloads/1234.pdf", Graphics3D[{Lighter[Black], Opacity[0.5], Polygon@Table[{Cos[x], Sin[x], 0}, {x, 0, 2 \[Pi], 0.01}]}]] in ...
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Slideshow export to PDF (landscape)

I am trying to export a slideshow presentation that I have created in Mathematica 8 to PDF in case I have trouble connecting my laptop to a projector for a talk I am giving. I have tried Save As, Save ...
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Combine multiple notebook files into a pdf/rtf/word/etc file?

It's the end of the semester and I have a prof who wants me to turn in a printout of the nb files ive worked on. I have 33 separate files, and I was wondering if there was any easy way I could combine ...
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CharacterEncoding failed when Import or Export as pdf

folowing is the content my test nb File: pdfTest.nb, contain some chinese characters: SampleCode1:pdf输入不正常。 After Save as or Export, pdf file looks well for the ...
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Exporting PDF file - incorrect graphic [closed]

I export graphics to PDF using: Export["/path/figure.pdf", plotname] It gives me more than enough quality for PDFLatex. But somehow, some exported plots have '...
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How do I save my animation/manipulation in pdf?

Is it possible to presserve my animation and manipulation plots in the pdf?