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Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) in CorelDRAW

Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) in CorelDRAW

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Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)

EPS files can contain text, vector graphics, and bitmaps and are intended to be included (encapsulated) in other documents. Unlike other PostScript files, which can contain multiple pages, an EPS file is always a single page.

EPS files usually contain a preview image (header) that lets you view the file content without the help of a PostScript interpreter. An EPS file without a preview image is displayed as a gray box in Corel applications.

You can import and export EPS files. You can import an EPS file as a group of editable objects as you would import any other PostScript (PS) file. You can also bring the file as encapsulated, placing the preview image in the drawing window. The preview image is linked to the file. It is recommended that you import an EPS file as encapsulated in the following situations:

• You want text in the EPS file to be displayed with the original fonts, without any font substitutions.

• You are working with a large EPS file, and you don’t want to slow down the application.

 

Process to import an encapsulated PostScript file

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To import an encapsulated PostScript file

1. Click File Import.

2. Locate the folder in which the file is stored.

3. Choose EPS, PS, PRN - PostScript from the Files of type list box.

4. Click the filename.

5. Click Import.

6. In the Import EPS dialog box, enable one of the following options:

    • Import as editable —brings in the file as a group of CorelDRAW objects that you can modify

    • Place as encapsulated PostScript —places the preview image in the drawing. You cannot modify specific parts of the file, but you can edit the file as a whole by
       applying transformations, such as sizing and rotation.

7. If you are importing the file as editable, enable one of the following text options:

    • Text — preserves text objects in the imported file so that you can edit the text

    • Curves — converts text to curves

8. Click OK.

9. Click the drawing page.



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Some restrictions apply when you modify EPS files imported as editable. For more information, see "PostScript (PS or PRN) technical notes.

• If the EPS file contains text converted to curves, the text in the imported file is not editable, even if you choose to import the text as text.



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You can also drag an EPS file from Windows Explorer into the drawing window.

 

Process to export an encapsulated PostScript file

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To export an encapsulated PostScript file

1. Click File Export.

2. Locate the folder in which you want to save the file.

3. Choose EPS - encapsulated PostScript from the Save as type list box.

4. Type a filename in the File name list box.

5. Click Export.

6. In the EPS export dialog box, adjust any of the settings.

 

Process to set general exporting options

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To set general exporting options

1. In the EPS export dialog box, click the General tab.

2. Perform one or more tasks from the following table.

To                                         Do the following

Specify an image                    In the Image header area, enable the Include header check box. Choose a preview format from the Format list box. Choose a color
header                                   depth for the preview from the Type list box. Type a value in the Resolution box. 
                 

Apply an ICC profile                Enable the Apply ICC profile option in the Color management area. Enable one of the following options:

                                             • Composite printer profile

                                             • Separations printer profile

Select a color mode                Choose a color mode from the Send bitmaps as list box.

Specify how to export              Enable one of the following options in the Export text as area:
text 
                                             • Curves
— lets you export text as curves

                                             • Text
— lets you export text as editable characters
                                          
                                             If you want to include PostScript font information with your file, enable the Include fonts check box.

Maintain OPI link                     Enable the Maintain OPI links check box to use low-resolution images as placeholders for high-resolution images.

Automatically increase             Enable the Auto-increase fountain steps check box to automatically increase the number of steps used to create fountain fills.
fountain steps

Change the number of             Type a value in the Fountain steps box.
fountain steps

Choose a compatibility             From the Compatibility list box, choose a PostScript level that is supported by the printer or the application with which you will be printing
option                                     or displaying the file.
 



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If you output all objects as grayscale objects, no color profiles are available. If you output objects as colors, composite color profiles are available. If you output colors
   as CMYK, composite or separations color profiles are available.



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If you choose a bitmap format, you can make the background of the bitmap transparent by enabling the Transparent background check box in the Image header
   area.

 

Process to set advanced exporting options

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To set advanced exporting options

1. In the EPS export dialog box, click the Advanced tab.

2. Perform one or more tasks from the following table.

To                                            Do the following

Specify the author’s name           Type a name in the Author box.

Convert spot colors to                 In the Spot colors area, enable the Convert spot colors to process check box.
process colors

Apply bitmap compression           In the Bitmap compression area, enable the Use JPEG compression check box. Move the Quality factor slider to adjust the quality
                                                 of the bitmaps.

Apply a trapping option                In the Trapping area, enable any of the following options:
                             
                                                 • Preserve document overprint settings
— maintains current settings on objects

                                                 • Always overprint black
— creates a color trap by causing any objects that contain at least 95 percent black to overprint any
                                                    underlying objects

                                                 • Auto-spreading
— creates a color trap by assigning an outline to an object that is the same color as its fill and having it overprint
                                                    underlying objects

                                                 • Maximum
— lets you specify the amount of spread that the Auto-spreading option assigns to an object

                                                 If you want to specify the minimum font size to which Auto-Spreading is applied, type a value in the Text above box.

                                                 If you want the outlines of all objects on the page to have the same width, enable the Fixed width check box.

Apply a bounding box                  In the Bounding box area, enable any of the following options:

                                                 • Objects — aligns the bounding box exactly to the objects in the file

                                                 • Page — aligns the bounding box to the page

                                                 • Bleed limit — lets you specify how far the bleed extends beyond the edge of the area to be printed

                                                 • Crop marks — lets you use crop marks as alignment aids when you trim the print output to its final size

                                                 • Floating point numbers — lets you use numbers with decimals



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The Use JPEG compression check box remains disabled until you choose a PostScript level that supports this feature.

 

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