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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re EPS files produced by Mathematica 3.0

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  • Subject: [mg5987] Re: [mg5950] Re: [mg5875] Re: [mg5729] Re: Re EPS files produced by Mathematica 3.0
  • From: biblblak at ozemail.com.au (bibleBlack)
  • Date: Sat, 8 Feb 1997 22:38:03 -0500
  • Organization: OzEmail Ltd - Australia
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <5dbvfv$i3u at dragonfly.wolfram.com>, af04 <nd at neural.win-uk.net>
wrote:

> david fowler wrote:
> > 
> > THIS HELPED IN MY CASE. I could see the .eps files in Illustrator, but
> > they would not print [or they were printing to some 'virtual' part of
> > the page]. This fix, recommended by WRI, solved the problem. [Kind of
> > a pain to have to do this every time, however....]
> > 
> > David Fowler
> > University of Nebraska-Lincoln
> > -------------------------
> > from WRI:
> > 
> > It's a bug in "Save as EPS". I've done some probing into the
> > PostScript, and came up with this fix:
> > 
> > 1) Open the EPS file in an editor that will allow you to edit the
> > data but preserve the resource. BBEdit does this -- just edit and
> > save (not Save As).
> > 
> > 2) look for the following lines:
> > 
> > 0 Mbottom Mheight neg add 2 mul Mheight add translate
> > 1 -1 scale
> > 
> > 3) Change the top line to this:
> > 
> > 0 Mbottom Mheight add 0.01 mul Mheight add translate
> Another way (I got no human reply from WRI when i asked similar
> question) is to correct the bounding box info at the top of the eps
> file. View the eps in Ghostscript, get the correct bounding box info by
> looking at the status line as you move the cursor, and replace the
> bounding box coords in the raw eps file. works for me, but I'm appalled
> by WRI's laxitude.
> 
> nigel

WRI have at least acknowledged that this is a problem, but they are still
'stretching the friendship' You'd think they would have licked PostScript
by now......


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