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10.4: Transfer Grapher's vector PDFs to Illustrator Apps
Tiger only hintThere's a cool option in a new Grapher application (in Applications/Utilities) to copy equations to clipboard as EPS and PDF formats. But I was not able to paste the result to Adobe Illustrator.

Here's the workaround:
  1. Select the equation
  2. Copy as PDF
  3. Open Preview.app
  4. Select File: New From Clipboard (Command-N)
  5. Save As PDF
Now you can open this PDF with your favourite editor.
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10.4: Transfer Grapher's vector PDFs to Illustrator
Authored by: club60.org on May 23, '05 02:50:42AM

This hint is no longer needed with Illistrator CS2.



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msword and grapher equations
Authored by: SOX on May 23, '05 11:06:37AM

When you paste any of the Grapher.app equations in to MS Word, they come out as bitmap screen resolution images in about 12 point font. There does not seem to be any way to change this. They also print that way too. Yet if you use pdfviewer or keynote the equations do scale. (scaling them in keynote then dragging it back to MS word just gets an all black block).

Also if you put them in TexTEdit you cant scale them either.

One could do something heroic like scale them in keynote then screen grab them but the point is to make this simple. One could always use MS equation editor (but it's not very freindly for use outside of MS due to font issues)

Anyone figured this out?




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Don't try 3D...
Authored by: sebid on May 24, '05 04:32:41PM

Grapher ist cool, as long a you stay in 2D.
This gives beautifully PDFs or prints, but don't try 3D.

It's totally pixelated. That's bad. :-(



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