[OS X TeX] OT: Illustrator 10

Michael Betsch Michael.Betsch at uni-tuebingen.de
Wed May 22 07:38:45 CEST 2002

>Mac OS X.
>I thought someone here may have some similar experience:
>I have a user using Mac OS X 10.1 on a G4 laptop and Illustrator 10 + its
>If he prints an .eps file from Illustrator to our laser printer it prints
>I can open the same .eps file in TeXShop and print it fine; I think I
>understand that TeXShop is making it a .pdf and then sending to the printer.
>In Illustrator we can view the file fine, but not print it satisfactorily.
>We have pretty much determined that Illustrator is producing bad .eps
>because out Sun machines won't print it either, by a variety of means, and
>then it leaves the que.
>Does anyone know anything about this?

Look at the file with ghostscript. PostScript printers print a file 
only if it contains a "showpage" command. EPS files may contain or 
lack it. If you don't see in the console window "shopage, press 
RETURN to continue", then the eps file has no "showpage" command and 
the printer will process, but not print it. This is standard with eps 

Try to incorporate it in a .dvi file by processing a LaTeX file with 
dvips. If the eps is good, then you should be able to print the 
resulting ps file.

Dr. Michael Betsch                                              privat:
SFB 441, Projekt B1
Nauklerstraße 35                                     Rappenberghalde 27
72074 Tübingen                                           72070 Tübingen
Tel. 07071/29-77161                                    Tel. 07071/51917
email: Michael.Betsch at uni-tuebingen.de

To UNSUBSCRIBE, send email to <info at email.esm.psu.edu> with
"unsubscribe macosx-tex" (no quotes) in the body.
For additional HELP, send email to <info at email.esm.psu.edu> with
"help" (no quotes) in the body.

More information about the macostex-archives mailing list