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

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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

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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The problem about page breaking when using PDF output of a Mathematica notebook in LaTeX

When I use the PDF output of my notebook in LaTeX just under a new chapter name, the page breaks and the inserted PDF starts from the next page. I have tried some options under File>Printing Settings ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Why does Mathematica remove some formatting?

I'm trying to save a file as PDF. Using SetOptions[$FrontEnd, PrintingStyleEnvironment -> "Printout"] so it looks nice. There are a bunch of formulas, and every ...
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Strange artifacts on graphics saved as PDF

I have a problem when plotting 3D graphs. Plotting any graph with the default settings using Plot3D, e.g. ...
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Generate the conference badge

I have a list of about 50 conference attendees with 3 columns (First name, Last name, University). I would like to use Mathematica to generate the conference badge for each people. The badge dimension ...
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Building a 1 page “Scorecard” in mathematica [closed]

I'd like to be able to generate an 11 x 8.5 "scorecard" for various data projects I am working on. Traditionally, I'd import all my data into Excel, put the data into worksheets, and then have a ...
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Sqrt disappeared when exporting plot to PDF in version 10

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 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 file. ...
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Mathematica can't export $\sqrt{}$ [duplicate]

Fixed in version 10.1.0 It looks like version 10 can't export to pdf correctly with square root. For example: ...
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Math diacritics go missing when exporting graphics [duplicate]

Take this example plot: plot = Plot[x, {x, -1, 1}, Frame -> True, FrameLabel -> {"x", "\!\(\*OverscriptBox[\(x\), \(_\)]\)"}] When I export it to PDF, ...
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Extra spaces when exporting strings into pdf (bug, linux)

Rationale: Imagine you would like to create a publication quality figure in Mathematica, from under Linux. Naturally, it will contain text/labels. Problem: Here is a simple string ...
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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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Exporting pdf with a precise page dimension in metric units, rather than printer points

Mathematica uses a screen resolution of 72 dpi. For post-processing figures I use Corel, which conveniently allows me to use metric units (mm) for positioning and resizing figures. Say, I want to ...
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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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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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Some tutorials on formatting notebook for exporting to pdf

I love the way that Mathematica allows me to type in of formulas. It is really easy to type complicated expressions with shortcuts on the keyboard. It would be great if I could use Mathematica ...
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How to save all notebook outputs as pdf file

I have produced a lot of graphs and tables in my notebook. I am trying to save all these outputs as pdf file. As we know form Rodney and form Mr. Wizard , we can not use save as function. I have ...
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Export graphic as Pdf gives incorrect font size [duplicate]

In Mathematica 10.0.2 I have this plot: Now, when I export as pdf, I have these huge fonts. Any workaround?
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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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Embed 3D objects from Mathematica, in a pdf

Acrobat Reader 9+ supports interactive manipulation of 3D objects. See this file for example - another widely used example are PRC objects which may be produced by Asymptote. Exporting animations ...
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What kind of PDF files that MMA does not read (import)

SORRY that I have tried 5 different files, which were too complicated for MMA to import. So I thought that maybe it just does not read any files. But I was wrong. So edited my question. In here, is a ...
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Exporting graphic to pdf acting funny [duplicate]

I have a plot created in a notebook that I usually would right click on and choose Save as pdf. It worked fine until this morning. Shown below, the first plot is what I used to get. The second plot is ...
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Export to PDF file and use in latex, weird behaviour from using Acrobat

I have put all files here. All pictures are Exported from Mathematica 10.0.1 X64 (win7) using Export["filename.pdf",plotobject]. I first complied the latex file, ...
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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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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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Insert the chapter number and title in a header or footer

I would like to export a mathematical paper in pdf format. I try to inport the chapter title and number in each pages. Could you please give me some ideas? I read the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Exporting Cyrillics in PDF on Linux

I'm using Mathematica from Ubuntu. I need a normal font to display cyrillics inside PDFs. Any default font is very ugly, letters are too close together: ...
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Export multiple graphics into same file [closed]

I have a plot and a table that I am trying to plot in a single file together. I have a "working" example, but it is not perfect. I export a list, but it keeps the commas and brackets, that is the only ...
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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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Color ramp banding in PDFKit when exporting Raster image Inset to PDF

Here I produce a Raster image with large uniformly colored rectangles and put it in an Inset: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...