[OS X TeX] EPS vs PDF figures

Brian Jensen bdjensen at umich.edu
Fri Nov 19 14:15:41 EST 2004

>> (2) How do people here typically produce EPS figures under Mac OS X
>> from programs like Excel and Matlab? Under OS 9, there was an option
>> when saving to a file to save as an EPS. This seems to be gone under
>> OS X, the only choices I see are PDF and Postscript, not EPS. Maybe
>> I just need to install/use some other printer driver?
> Excel I don't know (print to postscript and eps2eps?). MATLAB, I use 
> the command line "print 'Figure' -depsc -adobec" to create an eps 
> figure file 'Figure.eps'.
In MATLAB, you can also choose the Export option from the File menu in 
the Figure window (since the figures are displayed using X11, this 
option is in the window rather than on the menu bar). This gives many 
options for file format, including eps (and pdf).

Brian Jensen

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