I compile my .tex file in WinEdt 10.2 in PDFTeXify with dvi -> ps -> pdf, but it only change the tag with single symbol. How can I replace the tags with more than one symbol?

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  • as documented in the psfrag package documentation whether or not psfrag can "see" multi-letter strings depends on the details of the application producing the original image. If it "typesets" the strings adding spacing adjustments between letters (as tex would) then a string such as eL1 may not be in the file, but rather three separate strings e, L and 1 with spacing, in which case psfrag will fail to find the string eL1 as it is not there... – David Carlisle Mar 16 '17 at 15:21
  • Oh.. I created this image in Adobe Illustrator. Where can I find relevant settings? – Taehee Hong Mar 16 '17 at 15:47
  • I have no idea about adobe illustrator, but if you look in the file and do not see a literal string (eL1) then psfrag will not see it either. You might get away with replacing w by $w$ L by $^L$ and 1-9 by $_1$.. $_9$ Or just redo the labels in illustrator in a different font or different options, or just with single letters..... – David Carlisle Mar 16 '17 at 16:05
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    putting psfrag adobe illustrator into google shows gglanzani.tumblr.com/post/1649264221/illustrator-and-psfrag – David Carlisle Mar 16 '17 at 16:08
  • It Works! The key was saving EPS for Version the Illustrator3.Thank you!!! – Taehee Hong Mar 17 '17 at 3:16

Psfrag can only replace strings that appear as literal strings in the PostScript, if you use a typesetting application that adds kerns, so positions each letter individually then multi-letter strings get split up.

The details to avoid this depend on the application, using single letter strings usually works but is not very convenient. or sometimes using digits or a monospace font avoids kerning issues.

Or for Adobe illustrator saving in a format compatible with an old enough version (apparently it has a save option to be compatible with version 3) works in most cases.

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