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

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Exporting sharp corners in Bézier curves to pdf

I'm a bit baffled by this. I have a number of arrows in a series of diagrams, and I'm defining the arrowheads using Bézier curves such as ...
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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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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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How to export a 3D circle as a single piece PDF vectorial object?

I need to export a circle drawn in 3D with a specific point of view to a PDF file. This is easy to do. However, the exported circle is made of tons of non-connected small bits. I need the whole ...
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Color of figure keeps changing

I'm not sure this should be posted here, but I don't know where else to ask this question. Please feel free to refer to another more relevant SE if necessary. I plotted a figure with Mathematica, and ...
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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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No PDF file produced (Font Problem)

When I want to export my notebook as a PDF document, I get the following error messages from Adobe Standard 11, which I use as PDF "printer": %%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%% %%[Page: 1]%% ...
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Export to PDF so that Adobe Illustrator does not convert PlotMarkers to fonts

I would like to export a Mathematica graph as PDF, then use Adobe Illustrator to manipulate it. So, I create the graph, and export it: ...
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Avoiding white lines inside filled area in RegionPlot exported as PDF or PS

When doing a RegionPlotand then exporting (or saving from the front end) as PDF or EPS, there are small white lines in the filling of the region. Here's an example ...
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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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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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Problem exporting Graphics3D into PDF

When I try to export some Graphics3D, like this one: into a PDF file I get a bad appearance like this: It's possible to fix? Steps to reproduce the problem: ...
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Cannot import PDF with JPXDecode or JBIG2Decode Filters?

I am trying to what I think should be a very basic thing, which is to import a large PDF from my files into Mathematica. The long term goal is to extract images from the PDF. The original command was ...
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Export Plot to PDF results very messy

When my nice looking DiscretePlot results are exported as PDF, they look very different from the original plots. For example, my original plot in Mathematica looks ...
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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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Math diacritics go missing when exporting graphics [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 or 10.0.2 and fixed in 10.1.0 Take this example plot: ...
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Can't get Mathematica to Import PDF files with diacritics on the file name

Tested with versions 9.0.0, 10.0.2 and 10.3.0, all under OS X 10.10.5. and Linux The ...
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Custom fonts show as boxes when opening Mathematica-made PDFs with Illustrator

If I export a PDF from Mathematica, then open it with Illustrator, the font glyphs will sometimes appear as boxes, depending on what font was used. Why does this happen? Is there a workaround? I ...
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Manipulate panel does not print (or print to pdf) the same as it displays in a notebook [duplicate]

Whenever I print (or print to pdf) a manipulate panel it never looks like the manipulate panel I have in the notebook on my display. This is what the manipulate panel looks like on my display. ...
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Saving a notebook as PDF, preserving syntax highlighting

Currently, one may save notebooks as PDFs from the menu by Save As... and then selecting PDF (on a Mac, I imagine it is similar on other OSs). However, the ...
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Font size in PDF export with legended plots not working

I need to export plots as PDF with a given image and font size. Everything is working fine if there is no legend for that plot. However, if I want to export legended plots, the font size is decreased ...
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Exporting or save graph to pdf, when will the rasterization occur?

For simple graph Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 10}] No matter right click save as pdf or export as pdf, the result is vector image. But for ...
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How to import an external pdf file leaving text as text?

When Importing in Mathematica (v10.3) a pdf file containing some text, the text is "vectorialized", meaning that it does not seem to be loaded as text, 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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How can I export 3D plots as vector graphics? [duplicate]

Consider the following simple example code: plot3D = ListPlot3D[{{0, 0, 1}, {1, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0}}, Mesh -> All]; Export["plot3D.pdf", plot3D] As clearly seen, ...
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Export Plot3D in Mathematica 10.1 is Rasterized by default

When I use Export to export Plot3D to PDF format, I get different behaviour in Mathematica 10.1 compared to 10.0. In particular, ...
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Pasting external PDF vector graphics without losing ability to export them

Update: Problem persists in version 10.2 on Mac OS X 10.9.5 As in previous versions, Mathematica 9 on Mac OS X (10.7.5 here) still has a problem with pasted PDF ...
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How can I export a notebook as a single huge pdf page?

I have a notebook that I would like to export as a pdf file. I currently want to send this to a collaborator, but in general I'd like to keep the technique to future-proof my notebook collection ...
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Version 10.3 PDF export [closed]

Before I upgrade to Version 10.3, can anyone tell me if the issues with hyperlinks and PDF export have been solved? Here is the original post and issue I am referring to. Hyperlinks not preserved ...
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PDF exports of ArrayPlot's are fuzzy (OS X)

This is now fixed in version 10.3. The problem is present up to version 10.2 only. [The following problem occurs on OS X; I don't know if it also occurs with other OS's.] If I produce a ...
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Is there any way to export vector graphics with shading?

This has irked me for a while as I really feel its a significant shortfall in Mathematica's abilities but maybe I am missing something. I would like to export simple graphics with shading in a ...
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Extract bibliography from a PDF document

I am trying to extract bibliographies from academic papers which are in pdf format, and I have to do this for 100+ papers. My goal is to create a network of citations amongst the authors and identify ...
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Exporting PDF with large PaperSize

Suppose I create a new Notebook: nb = CreateDocument[{TextCell["PDF Test", "Section"], Table[PieChart@Range@5, {7}]}]; And set a big paper ...
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Labels strangely rendered in PDF

I'm new to Mathematica so I apologize if this is obvious to answer. Anyway, using the following code (most of it is extraneous, to make the plot look the way I want) I plotted the Morse potential, ...
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How to export a list of graphics to a multi-page PDF, each on its separate page? [duplicate]

I tried with these codes: g1 = GraphData[{"Complete", 8}] g2 = GraphData[{"Complete", 4}] Export["Graphs.pdf", {g1, g2}] SystemOpen["Graphs.pdf"] to shown these ...
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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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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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Trouble with fonts when exporting a 2D-plot to vector formats

I've set up my plot to look exactly how I like it. At least it does so on screen. Upon export though, only the bitmap formats look the same. For PDF and EPS, the FontSize seems to get ignored and the ...
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Using Inset[..] to overlay a Graphics3D with its raster version

Preamble First let me explain the why. You can skip this and go directly to the question if want to answer it right away. We had more than one discussion about how to produce nice looking 3d plots ...
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save as pdf output appears really narrow and has many pages

If I attempt 'save as' pdf I sometimes (but not always) get really narrow output, resulting in many pages of output. Notice how little text ends up on the page. I can't see any settings that I've ...
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Mathematica-exported PDFs placed in Illustrator documents keep disappearing

This question is regarding interoperability between Adobe Illustrator and Mathematica. Illustrator has a File → Place... function which can insert complete figures inside Illustrator documents. ...
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How to export strings and figures as PDF in A4 format

I have a column consisting of strings and pictures, like this: ...
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Mathematica embeds some fonts in PDF, some not [duplicate]

I want to use the Computer Modern font in my plots and export the graphics to pdf. The OpenType Latin Modern fonts are installed, but now some of them are not embedded if I export to pdf. For example ...
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Export collection of plots to A4 pdf

Sometimes I want to Export a collection of plots or other Graphics to a pdf in A4 format. Right now I'm using a GraphicsGrid inside a panel which is an inset in a Graphics object. Here is an example: ...
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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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Do not like quality of graphics when exported by Mathematica 9 [closed]

I have been using Mathematica 9 to generate images of fractals for some time, and I noticed an uncomfortable phenomenon when I export the fractal image into a PDF. The lines get thick so that the ...
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Bug: Export sometimes adds unwanted background to PDF files

Update: WRI confirmed that this is a known issue with Export on 2015-05-14. I am trying to export the outputs of some Plot expressions as PDF files for inclusion ...
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Deleting the header footer in the PDF output of a Mathematica code [duplicate]

I just saved my Mathematica notebook as a PDF file and realized that every page (except the first one) consists of a header footer (I don't know whether this is the correct name or not) indicating the ...