[OS X TeX] OT: looking for a public-domain EPS file editor

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Apr 25 13:37:38 EDT 2007

On Apr 25, 2007, at 1:12 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> On other matters, it appears Cenon can open EPS successfully when  
> you replace the recent GhostScript 8.56 from i-Installer by the old  
> GhostScript 6.52 from the Cenon site. However, Cenon seems to have  
> problems with embedded fonts, and the EPS code it produces seems  
> faulty anyway (mirrored elements, erroneous bounding box).

Is that how it appears in Cenon after opening it? Or how it exports  
out of Cenon?

I was able to open the .eps in Cenon fine (using a default install)  
by distilling the .eps to a .pdf, opening the .pdf in Adobe  
Illustrator 10 (didn't want to re-boot to the partition where CS2  
works) and then down-saving as a v5 file. Exporting as a .eps from  
Cenon seemed to work fine as well.

Opening the distilled .pdf in Cenon seemed to work fine as well.

Given that every so often one can make a .eps file in Illustrator  
which will choke a PS RIP, or fail to distill in Adobe Acrobat  
Distiller, I wouldn't criticize other programs for not being able to  
handle its PS code.

BTW you should change the hyphens in the negative series to minus  


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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