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

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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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Hyperlinks not preserved when saving in PDF format in MMA V10

Bug introduced in 10.0 or earlier and fixed in 11.0.0 I usually create my course contracts in Mathematica and then save them in PDF format. The notebooks include hyperlinks and these have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 Export ...
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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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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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How to control the page size when exporting as a PDF?

When I used Mathematica under Windows, I could control the page size of the pdf files created by Export[...,"PDF"] by setting the paper size in the print menu to ...
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PlotRangeClipping not working correctly with small ImageSize and PDF-export

Bug introduced in 8 or earlier and persists through 12.0.0 or later Although Mathematica has some nice plotting capabilities, there are some things which are annoying me. I like to export a ...
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PDF export on macOS Mojave produces bold fonts

I have updated my OS to macOS 10.14 Mojave. I found whenever I export a plot into a PDF file, the font of the label and ticks are automatically replaced into a bold font. I use Mathematica 11.3. Any ...
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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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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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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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Printing exported PDF graphics fails (version 8)

When I export even simple graphics, say, a DateListPlot to PDF under Windows, it refuses to print on any of the printers at work. Acrobat (Reader X) throws three ...
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PDF exports of ArrayPlot's are fuzzy (OS X)

This is fixed for in version 10.3 by disabling interpolation in the PDF (see Romwell's answer). However, Preview.app on OS X simply ignores this flag. Thus, in practice, the problem remains for all ...
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Automatic edX Pdf Handout creator

I am trying to make an automatic handout creator for my courses on edX. It took me a long time to do it... (If you don't know edX: https://www.edx.org/) I wrote a program that adds to each slide ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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PDF Export in 11.3

I have some Mathematica notebooks that have text, code, plots, and hyperlinks in some text cells. The notebooks use a custom stylesheet that I've used for a number of years. Up until version 11.3 ...
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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 German Umlauts to PDF and importing them doesn't work - character encoding problem

I am using Mathematica 9.0.0.0 under German Windows 32bit. I am on trying to export and import German text to PDF and re-import it. It seems that there is a confusion about the character encoding. It ...
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How to avoid font substitution with Mathematica fonts?

When I export a Plot to PDF, a journal publisher complains that they do not have the Mathematica fonts. I believe there is a way ...
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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 file....
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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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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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How do I save my animation/manipulation in pdf?

Is it possible to presserve my animation and manipulation plots in the pdf?
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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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PDF export in Mac OSX Mojave [duplicate]

Exporting a simple graph as PDF in Mac OSX Mojave changes the text to a different, bold font: ...
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Importing Graphics from an Online Paper

I'm trying to reproduce a few graphs in Mathematica after running my Fortran code. Ideally, I want exact quantitative agreement with the results already published in the literature. For example, I am ...
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Exporting BarChart3D as PDF produces artifacts

So I think the following image already shows the problem, similar to Avoiding white lines inside filled area in RegionPlot exported as PDF or PS the pdf export of the chart creates thin lines in the ...
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Cropped pdf file after export

I have plot generated by Plot[] function that I want to export to pdf file. The problem is that Export[] function somehow cuts a ...
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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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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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Avoiding grid lines inside filled area in RegionPlot exported as PDF

Basically the same question as here, but now with regions which have opacity. ...
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How can I standardize the coordinate origin for exported/imported outlines?

There is a widely known trick of converting letters to curves: ...
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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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Programmatically creating a notebook containing plots for PDF export

In order to save computation results, I want to programmatically create some MMA notebooks and export them as PDF files. It works fine for text: ...
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Providing an image or PDF file as an input to the Handwritten Math Recognition Engine

On Windows 7 and higher Mathematica supports Handwritten Math Recognition feature (it is available under the menu Window — Handwriting Input). The interface allows to use touchscreen to draw ...
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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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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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Text fields in PDF Export

I am trying to implement a way in Mathematica to export graphics to PDF and then use Inkscape from within Mathematica to post process the resulting output with the pdf-latex export option in Inkscape. ...
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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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