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st: Re: PDF graphics

From   Christopher F Baum <>
Subject   st: Re: PDF graphics
Date   Sat, 8 Nov 2003 20:30:52 -0500

On Nov 8, 2003, at 2:33 AM, David wrote:

I work with PDFLaTeX for my word processing, which can only take .jpg,
.pdf, .png, and .tif figure files as input. Thus the only overlap with
the picture formats that Stata exports to is .png, which comes out too
grainy for publication-quality use.

My current work around is to export to Postscript, Distill to PDF, and
then manually edit the PDF to strip out the white space, etc.

I'd much prefer a one-step (or even a two-step) approach. Has anyone
else found a quicker solution? Even better, when will Stata for Windows
have a PDF translator like the Mac version does now?

Thanks for any help,

David Epstein
FYI, my preferred OS X LaTeX GUI front end--the freeware TeXShop ( -- is most comfortable with .PDF graphics (it can handle .EPS, but it is easier to use .PDF graphics in-line). Since Stata for OS X can natively create .PDF as graphical output, it's as easy as falling off a log (although I've never figured out why one would want to do that).


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