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st: RE: display problem with Stata graphs turned into pdfs

From   Lee Sieswerda <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: RE: display problem with Stata graphs turned into pdfs
Date   Thu, 18 Sep 2003 17:48:58 -0400

Do you have the latest Stata update? The September 9th update contained the
following fix, which might be related to your problem:

18.	EPS files produced by graph export did not print properly when
placed in some Adobe	applications such as PageMaker and InDesign,
although they would print and could be viewed by other applications; this
has been fixed.

Lee Sieswerda, Epidemiologist
Thunder Bay District Health Unit

-----Original Message-----
From: Dimitriy V. Masterov [] 
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 5:32 PM
Subject: st: display problem with Stata graphs turned into pdfs

Dear Statalist,

I hope this problem is an acceptable question for this list. I have already
discussed it with Adobe tech support, and they did not have a clue, so
perhaps someone who has had the same problem in the past can help me here.

I use Stata 8.1, and frequently save graphs in ps format. I then turn these
graphs into pdf files using Adobe distiller (version 6.0). When I open these
graphs that were made with Stata, frequently the figure captions and legend
labels are displayed incorrectly, that is in the wrong place, with word and
letters superimposed. This only happens with Stata graphs, so I am wondering
if there is something special about Stata-made ps files and Acrobat 6.0 that
I can adjust. I did not have this problem with Acrobat 5.0 (or with graphs
made in Excel or Matlab), but I many people in my work group have switched
to Acrobat 6.0 and so I can't remedy it using Acrobat 5.0. The problem
occasionally goes away if I reopen the file, but it usually means that
simply another figure in the file will become illegible.

I don't think this is a memory or a video card issue.

I would be very grateful for any help in this matter.

Dimitriy V. Masterov

Dimitriy V. Masterov

Center for Social Program Evaluation
1155 East 60th St. Room 038
Chicago, IL 60637
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