Not sure whether to post here or on Mathematica SE (or somewhere else), but I'll give it a go here first.

I recently updated to Mathematica 10 and then discovered that when I printed a LaTex generated PDF document that included PDF figures from both Mathematica 9 and 10, the PDF figures made in Mathematica 10 were rasterized when printing, while those from Mathematica 9 came out just as normal.

I'm using a Mac and TexShop, and this happens when printing either directly from TexShop or Preview, but not if I print from Adobe Acrobat Pro. The PDF figures do however print fine by themselves using Preview, suggesting that something happens along the way in LaTeX.

I'm mostly just curious as to why this happens. And as I would like others to print the document, I would like it to print the same result across different PDF viewers.

Does anyone know what causes the described behavior? And perhaps how to avoid it?

ADDED: Example LaTex file



\includegraphics[width=0.5 \textwidth]{./testFigureMathematica10.pdf}

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    How do you compile the tex document? How do you include the Mathematica figure? – pluton Jun 24 '15 at 14:44
  • I compile using Pdftex. (Just using the standard settings in TexShop). – user45947 Jun 24 '15 at 15:03
  • Could you make your file testFigureMathematica10.pdf available online so that we van compile on our side? What happens if you compile with pdflatex? – pluton Jun 24 '15 at 15:10
  • Any good way to upload online without dropbox etc? When I run pdflatex from command line same thing happens. But not sure whether it really runs pdflatex, as this is what I see: '$pdflatex testMathematica.tex This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012/MacPorts 2012_5)' – user45947 Jun 24 '15 at 15:24
  • That is also quite an old LaTeX installation. There are many free upload places on the web. Just upload to one of them and post the link – daleif Jun 24 '15 at 15:28

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