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How to create EPS files from Surfer

Option 1

You can create an .EPS file using the File | Export command. Use these steps to export an .EPS file:

  1. In Surfer, click File | Export.
  2. Type a File name, set the Save as type to EPS Encapsulated PostScript (*.eps), and click Save.
  3. Set any options in the Export Options dialog and click OK.

The EPS file produced in this manner does contain the image preview.

Option 2

Encapsulated PostScript .EPS files can also be created in Surfer by printing to a file. The print driver must be a PostScript driver.

To create an .EPS file:

  1. Click the Windows Start button and open the Printer settings. This is different for each Windows operating system.
  2. Click the Add Printer button. Follow the directions and add any PostScript printer (usually PS appears in the printer driver's title).
  3. Select FILE for the printer port.
  4. Open the printer properties by right-clicking on the printer and selecting Properties. PostScript printer drivers usually contain a PostScript page. Under PostScript output format on the PostScript page choose Encapsulated PostScript (EPS). There may not be a PostScript page for some printer drivers.
  5. To create an EPS file from Surfer choose File | Print and select the PostScript printer from the Name list.
  6. The Print to File dialog is displayed. Type in the path and file name to use for the EPS file. Make sure to use the EPS extension on the file. Click OK and the map is written to the EPS file.

The EPS file produced in this manner does not contain an image preview. Surfer and other programs need an image preview to import EPS files.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:23  

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Mine Water is the water that collects in both surface and underground mines. It comes from the inflow of rain or surface water and from groundwater seepage. During the active life of the mine, water is pumped out to keep the mine dry and to allow access to the ore body. Pumped water may be used in the extraction process, pumped to tailings impoundments, used for activities like dust control, or discharged as a waste. The water can be of the same quality as drinking water, or it can be very acidic and laden with high concentrations of potentially toxic elements.

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