You can convert a drawing file to a PostScript file, a format that is used by many desktop publishing applications.
The PostScript file format type is used by many desktop publishing applications. Its high-resolution print capabilities make it preferable to raster formats, such as GIF, PCX, and TIFF. By converting the drawing to a PostScript format, you can also use PostScript fonts.
Export in PostScript Format
When you export a file in PostScript format as an EPS file, some objects are handled specially.
- Thickened text, text control code s. If text has a thickness greater than 0 or contains control codes (such as %%O or %%D), it is not plotted as PostScript text, although the text is accurately plotted. International and special symbols (such as %%213) are output as PostScript text.
- ISO 8859 Latin/1 character set. When text uses character codes in the 127 to 255 range, the text is interpreted according to the ISO 8859 Latin/1 character set. If such a character appears in text that is mapped to PostScript, a version of the font is generated with an encoding vector remapped to represent the ISO character set. The resulting text is output in PostScript in a form compatible with the font.
- Circles, arcs, ellipses, elliptical arcs. Except when they have thickness, arcs and circles are translated into the equivalent PostScript path objects.
- Filled solids. A solid fill is plotted as a PostScript filled path.
- 2D polylines. A 2D (planar) polyline with uniform width is output as a PostScript stroked path. The PostScript end cap and miter limit variables are set to approximate the segment joining.