I'm trying to export a Grid table to pdf. When I display the table in the notebook, it has a very long aspect ratio, which I want to preserve in the pdf. However, when I export using Export["table.pdf",table], the result has square dimensions, and Mathematica has word wrapped some of the table elements. Adding the option ImageSize->{x,y} seems to have no effect.

Below is the desired output (what I see in the notebook): Notebook output

Below is the output that Mathematica produces on export: PDF output

Any suggestions?


You can use LineBreakWithin->False to fix this:

Style[Grid[ConstantArray["blah blah blah", {5, 20}], Dividers -> All], LineBreakWithin -> False]
Export["test.pdf", %]

table output


If you have few of these, you can try "Save Selection As" as see in the following picture:

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  • $\begingroup$ Not quite the solution I was after, but it is sufficient for my issue, as I do only have a handful of these tables. $\endgroup$ – aslanides Apr 24 '15 at 1:28

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