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Create scalable PDF vector graphics with Preview
Authored by: scooby509 on Dec 21, '10 01:34:00PM

The primary difference: with this technique, there are no margins, so you avoid the redundant cropping process if you're including this in another file.

Incidentally, speaking of printing, if you're using regular LaTeX, you may find it useful to note that you can print the PDF as a PostScript file; ps2epsi will convert it to an EPS.

I've got to plug OmniGraffle here: it will (at least the Pro version) export as SVG, PDF and EPS directly from the app, and gives you precise control over details like the amount of whitespace around your graphics and whether the background is opaque or transparent. You can even disable compression of the native file format under document settings, which allows it to work a lot better with source code control tools.

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