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Re: st: Printing graphs to pdf under program control
Thanks for looking into this. Your suggested syntax worked fine, but
Acrobat Distiller stayed open after processing the the eps file.
Fortunately, your suggested link to:
provided the answer. If one uses the command line
!"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\acrodist.exe"
/n /q /o c:\temp\mytest.pdf c:\temp\mytest.eps
(note the addition of /n /q) Distiller closes after processing the
Also, if one uses winexec instead of the shell command (the !), then
one avoids the OS window opening also.
In the course of hunting down command line options (using Google) I
also came across a useful discussion on creating PDFs from PS files
Of course, as Kit mentioned, the other option is to move to a
Mac OS X system.
Alan Riley wrote:
AR> This should be possible by using Distiller's command-line parameters.
AR> I just tried the following on my system from within Stata:
AR> . sysuse auto
AR> . scatter mpg weight
AR> . graph export c:\temp\mytest.eps
AR> . !"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\acrodist.exe"
AR> /o c:\temp\mytest.pdf c:\temp\mytest.eps
AR> Note that everything after the shell command (!) should all be on
AR> one line.
AR> This fired up an instance of Distiller and converted the file
AR> c:\temp\mytest.eps which came from Stata into a pdf file. The
AR> following document on Adobe's site may be of some additional
AR> It appears that a "job options file" may be created for Distiller
AR> to allow you to control various settings for the conversion process
AR> such as what font substitutions to use. I did not find it necessary
AR> to do this in my test case above, however.
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