[OS X TeX] OG 4 and eps export

Chris Goedde cgoedde at condor.depaul.edu
Tue Sep 20 22:59:26 CEST 2005


I also got the same reply from the omni people. I knew I should have 
tested the beta ...

BTW, it's relatively easy (though a pain) to snip out the cruft in the 
current eps export in TextEdit. There's a bit at the beginning (before 
the first %!) and a lot (the actual preview, I think) at the end, after 
the %%EOF.

Chris

On Sep 20, 2005, at 3:50 PM, Jens Nöckel wrote:

>> I got a reply from The omnigroup:
>>
>>> Ah, speaking of Microsoft, that extraneous cruft is in fact part of 
>>> a DOS preview image that we've added as Microsoft Office is 
>>> incapable of generating a preview image for EPS files that don't 
>>> already have one.
>>>
>>> We're exploring using an EPSI preview instead, which should live 
>>> inoffensively among the DSC comments.
>>
>> Unfortunately this makes the eps export huge, so I suggested to add a 
>> checkbox for those of us who got rid of Office some time ago.
> Maarten:
> you can get EPSI with jpeg compression inside - maybe you can point 
> those Omnigraffle folks to GraphicConverter or the free jpeg2ps tool, 
> which both produce really compact EPSIs from bitmaps 
> (http://www.pdflib.com/products/more/jpeg2ps.html).
>
> Jens
>
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