Creating EPS Files


Encapsulated PostScript files [.EPS] can be exported with MapViewer. MapViewer can export a vector or bitmap representation of an [.EPS] file.


Vector Export

A vector representation of an [. EPS] file is generated by printing the map to a file using a PostScript driver.


To create an [.EPS] file with a printer driver:

1.    Click the Windows Start button.

2.    Select Settings then Printers.

3.    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. PostScript printer drivers usually contain a PostScript page. Under PostScript output format on the PostScript page, choose Encapsulated PostScript (EPS).

6.    To create an EPS file from MapViewer choose File | Print and select the PostScript printer from the Name list.

7.    The Print to File dialog is displayed. Enter the path and file name to use for the [.EPS] file. If the printer driver did not contain a PostScript page, make sure to use the .EPS extension in the file name. Click the OK button and the map is written to the [.EPS] file.


The [.EPS] file produced in this manner does not contain a bitmap preview. MapViewer and other graphics programs need a bitmap preview to import [.EPS] files. Note that these steps may vary slightly depending on the printer driver and operating system.


Bitmap Export

You can export a bitmap representation of an [.EPS] file from MapViewer using File | Export and selecting Encapsulated PostScript in the Save as type list.