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Chapter 20. Output > 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 that you would like to save as an EPS file. Note: An EPS cannot be edited in XPress, so be sure to save the original file from which it is generated so you will have the option to edit it or generate another EPS file from it later on.

Choose File menu > Save Page as EPS (Ctrl-Alt-Shift-S).

Enter a name for the EPS file in the "File name" field .

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

Enter a percentage between 10% and 100% in the Scale field.

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, which consists of five files (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and a PICT preview), or DCS 2.0, which consists of separations combined in one file, and can include spot color plates. Ask your service provider which file format to choose for your target output device.

Choose Preview: TIFF or None.

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. Use ASCII only in a circumstance in which a Binary file cannot be used.

Choose a location in which to save the EPS file, then click Save. To place the EPS into a document, create a picture box and use File menu > 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.

If you send a document to a service provider, you must send along with it the original picture files used in the document. You also need to include written information about the document, such 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 that contains information about the file, such as the names of the fonts and colors it contains.



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