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Chapter 23. Print > To save a page as an EPS file:

To save a page as an EPS file:

Create or open a file that contains the page you want to save as an EPS file, then choose File > Save Page as EPS (Cmd-Option-Shift-S/Ctrl-Alt-Shift-S). Note: An EPS cannot be edited in QuarkXPress, so be sure to save the original file from which it is generated so you will be able to edit it or generate another EPS file from it later on!

Optional: Change the file name in the Save page as/File name field .

Figure 1. The Save Page as EPS dialog box

Enter the page to be saved as an EPS in the Page field. The current page number will be entered automatically.

Enter a Scale percentage (10%–100%).

Optional: Check Transparent Page to save the file with a transparent background instead of a white background.

Check Spread to save a multi-page spread instead of just the current page.

Choose Format: Color, Black & White, DCS or DCS 2.0. To color-separate a page before printing, you can save it in either of two DCS (Desktop Color Separation) file formats. DCS consists of five files (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and a preview); DCS 2.0 consists of separations combined into one file with a preview, and can include spot color plates. Ask your service provider which file format is appropriate for your target output device.

Choose Space: CMYK or RGB.

Choose Preview: PICT (available only in the Mac OS), TIFF, or None.

Using a file saved as EPS

Save Page as EPS is handy if you have an ad or a logo that you created in QuarkXPress that you need to use in various sizes. To place an EPS into a document, create a picture box and use File > Get Picture. As with any EPS file, for any type it contains, the printers fonts must be available, and the original files for any pictures it contains, must also be available in order to output it properly.

If you're saving the page for color separation, ask your commercial printer which Data and OPI settings to choose. Binary Data files print more quickly and are smaller in file size than ASCII files, so use ASCII only if Binary can't be used. Clean 8-bit produces a more portable output format using a combination of ASCII and Binary data.

Choose a location in which to save the EPS file, then click Save .

Figure 1. This is an EPS of the previous page in this book—a page-within-a-page.

Figure 2. This logo was created in QuarkXPress, saved as an EPS file, and then imported into various-sized picture boxes.

When you send a file to a service provider, you must also send original picture files used in the file, along with written information about it, such as the file name, date, dimensions, and fonts used. The Collect for Output command gathers copies of all the required elements together for you automatically, and also produces a text report with information about the file, such as the fonts and colors it uses.



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