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How to create EPS files from Grapher

This FAQ applies to GRAPHER versions 1.x to 4.x without direct EPS export.

An [.EPS] file is generated by printing the graph to a file. You need to print with a PostScript driver in order to create an [.EPS] file.

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Settings then Printers.
  3. If you do not have a PostScript driver installed, click the Add Printer icon. Follow the directions and add any PostScript printer (usually PS appears in the printer driver's title).
  4. Select FILE for the printer port.
  5. Open the printer properties by right clicking on the printer and choosing Properties from the menu. Under PostScript output format on the PostScript tab choose Encapsulated PostScript [.EPS]. There is not a PostScript tab in most Windows NT 4 printer drivers, so you do not need this step under NT 4.
  6. To create an [.EPS] file from Grapher choose File | Print and select the PostScript printer.
  7. Next, the Print to File dialog box will be displayed. Enter the path and file name to use for the [.EPS] file. Make sure to use the [.EPS] extension on the file particularly if you are using Windows NT4. Click OK to write the map to an [.EPS] file.

An [.EPS] file produced in this manner does not contain a bitmap preview. Some software applications, including Grapher, need this bitmap to display the image. If this is the case, use another export format in Grapher, such as the Windows Metafile [.WMF], to generate the graphic to use in other software applications. Please do not send WMF files to “Mine Water and the Environment”.

source: Golden Software Grapher FAQ 30

Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 10:09  

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