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

M A markoilcan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 14:15:17 EDT 2007

On 4/25/07, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com> 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).
> Thanks for everybody's help. Personally I'm giving up, as this is all
> largely beyond my knowledge. Illustrator allows on the Mac to deal
> with this. The local Linux gurus I've spoken with here told you can't
> avoid on Linux to use ImageMagick's convert to convert to bitmap and
> then crop the conversion.

Do your local linux gurus know about ivtools?
These are drawing tools that allow you to edit eps directly, although
the software does have that mid-90's look and feel still not uncommon
with some old unix based stuff. It may also require pstoedit to
convert eps to "idraw" eps, which is still standard eps with some
additional formatting that allow the tools to work. It may not be
required by the newer versions (it's hard to tell from the website). I
can't personally recommend or not recommend it, but maybe your linux
people will be happy to give it a shot.

Mark A

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