First, when you import the .PDF and it shows up as a full page, you
can scale/resize it in Frame, and crop it by changing the size of the
Second, does the MathType allow you to set options on the format of
the EPS? It sounds as if the program is settings options, such as
embedding fonts and preview type, that FM doesn't support.
On 4/6/07, Gabrielle Burns <gburns at breault.com> wrote:
> Hello Art,
> Thank you for taking the time to respond to my inquiry!
> I must be doing something wrong, because importing an EPS file into FM 7.2
> is not working for me. Here's what's happened... and if you can shed some
> light on any of these failures, I will be most grateful.
> Tried importing the EPS file, created in MathType 5, either into an anchored
> frame or at the end of a paragraph in FM - an error message states it cannot
> import the graphic and shows only a gray box.
> Tried importing an equation file printed to Adobe Acrobat PDF - the PDF file
> shows the equation but only as full size page.
> Tried importing the PDF file into an anchored frame - FM wouldn't take it.
> Tried changing the MathType Preference setting to "Equation Object (Windows
> OLE graphic)" rather than MathML.
> Tried importing the EPS file by selecting Import> Object in FM and selecting
> MathType 5 Equation.
> Gabrielle Burns
> gburns at breault.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Art Campbell [mailto:art.campbell at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 12:45 PM
> To: Gabrielle Burns
> Cc: framers at frameusers.com
> Subject: Re: Importing MathType equations to FM 7.2
> Well, this is slightly dangerous, because I don't use or have MathType, but
> I can assure you that FM supports EPS imports. However, I would import the
> graphic as a .PDF. You could print the equation to an Acrobat Distiller
> logical printer, or use Distiller to create the .PDF from the EPS file.
> Be aware that it is possible to create an EPS file (just as it is a
> PDF) without embedding fonts, which may be the cause of your "missing
> symbols" problem. In either format, you must embed the fonts.
> Once you have a good EPS or PDF, in FM, put your cursor where you want the
> anchor, like at the end of a paragraph. Then try importing the EPS graphic
> using File > Import > File (importing by reference is the preferred method).
> It'll pop into an anchored frame.
> On 4/6/07, Gabrielle Burns <gburns at breault.com> wrote:
> > I am using MathType 5 to create equations (the FM equation editor is
> > not robust enough), saving them as *.gif files, and importing them to
> > FM into an anchored frame. The issue is that the text elements and
> > sub/superscripts look fuzzy. They look even worse after converting to
> > Adobe PDF.
> > I also tried saving the MathType file as *.eps (an archived message
> > indicated this was possible). FM 7.2 does not accept importing *.eps
> > into an anchored frame. I tried copying the equation from MathType and
> > pasting it into FM. It accepts the text and super/subscripts, but not
> > the symbols.
> > So, whether I use *.gif or *.eps, half the equation does not render
> > completely.
> Art Campbell
> art.campbell at gmail.com
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