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Create scalable PDF vector graphics with Preview
Authored by: RMo on Dec 21, '10 10:36:02AM

This tip is technically correct (assuming you created a vector image to begin with--e.g., using lines and shapes, not pasting in a bitmap and expecting to convert to vector graphics); however, it is, at the least, very awkward. Office:mac 2008 can export to PDF (e.g., a chart you made in Excel), and OO.o on any platform can do the same (with better results if you paste into Draw first for things like charts). Perhaps iWork can, too, but I don't use it so I don't know.

Then there are LaTeX-specific solutions like PGF/Tkiz (and the less portable pstricks) that can do many of these things themselves.



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