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

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Set Image Size and Page Orientation When Exporting to PDF

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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Upon PDF export, edgeless rectangles do not tile perfectly, and corners may be cut. Is this a bug?

Note: this problem is no longer present in version 10. Exporting the following as a PDF file ...
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Exporting plots with Cyrillic text elements to pdf

I'm trying to export a plot with some added notes which happen to be in Russian. Using Mathematica 8.04 and WinXP I evaluate ...
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Export to PDF - scaling grids of plots and text size

Sometimes I have occasion to make big grids of plots. As a toy example: ...
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Problem printing what appears in my notebook

I have created a dashboard that looks fine on my screen and fits onto my screen at 100% magnification on Mathematica. When I try printing it, no matter what printing environment I use, I can not get ...
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Saner alternative to ContourPlot fill

I am producing a large number of ContourPlot objects, which when exported generate notoriously large PDF files because it basically generates lots of little ...
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Issue with Grid command

Dear all, I've been trying to set prepare a grid with different charts for comparisons. The issue I have is that the first row of the grid has the legend distorted. The issue does not occur for ...
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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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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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Export to pdf from Mathematica involving Greek characters [closed]

When I try to export Greek characters from Mathematica to a pdf file, the pdf is filled with unknown characters. Please note that i have no idea about Mathematica, I have just installed it today. I am ...
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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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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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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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How can I export specific data into different pages in .PDF format?

I have made various Grid-s and arranged them column-wise in another Grid. All Grids are ...
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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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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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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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Graphics elements do not line up perfectly in exported PDFs

Graphics elements do not always line up perfectly in exported PDFs using "Save As..." method. Take, for 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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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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Efficient export of complex graphics to PDF

So I have 2D plot, made with DensityListPlot. Mathematica just cannot export them properly to PDF, so what I want to do is 1) export the plot itself, without axes, labels, etc, as a jpg image, and 2) ...
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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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Some tutorials on formatting notebook for exporting to pdf

I love the way that Mathematica handles type inn of formulas. It is really easy to type complicated expressions with shortcuts on keyboard. It would be great if I could use Mathematica completely to ...
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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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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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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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Export Graph to PDF

I know that I exported Graphs to PDFs before but it doesn't seem to work any more. I tried K5 = GraphData[{"Complete", 5}] Export["K5.PDF", K5] And I get a PDF ...
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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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Difficulties with Importing PDFs in Mathematica

I am trying to import a group of PDFs that I have downloaded (it is in the realm of 1,000+). They are a group of doctoral dissertations that I'm trying to automatically extract bibliographic ...
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How to embed fonts when exporting Mathematica graphics as PDF

Upon exporting a Mathematica graphics expression as a PDF, Mathematica does not seem to embed any nonstandard fonts used. When you open the resulting PDF document with a PDF viewer, all the text items ...
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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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PDF exports of ArrayPlot's are fuzzy (OS X)

[The following problem occurs on OS X; I don't know if it also occurs with other OS's.] If I produce a Graphics object with ...
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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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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 - huge file

I want to draw some basic surfaces, export them to PDF and include them in a LaTeX file. I create a simple 3D graphics object, for instance with ...
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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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Why are the elements of plots separated in exported PDFs?

When I export a plot to a PDF with something like Export["test.pdf", Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 2 Pi}], "PDF"] I get a file in which the axes have been separated from ...
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PlotRangeClipping not working correctly with small ImageSize and PDF-export

Although Mathematica has some nice plotting capabilities, there are some things which are annoying me: I like to export a Graphics oder Plot to PDF for use in $\LaTeX$. I like to a have an ImageSize ...
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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 ...