How To...Create EPS Files

You can produce a single-page EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) file created in one application and insert it into a document in another application. The contents of the page can include any combination of text, graphics, and images.

It is generally best to use a software application to create EPS files. When this is not possible, you can set up the CentreWare printer driver to create EPS files. The EPS files created by the driver, however, do not include on-screen preview images. Instead, they appear as blank spaces, black boxes, or boxes with Xs, which are placeholders for the image. When printed, the EPS image will appear on the page as expected.

Not all applications can place EPS files in their documents, so be sure to check to see if the application supports Encapsulated PostScript files.

To create EPS files using CentreWare printer drivers:

  1. Open your document to the page containing the image for which you want to create an EPS file.

  2. Choose File > Print from the application menu.

  3. Select your Xerox system as the current printer, then click the Properties or Options button to open the printer driver.

  4. Select the Advanced tab.

  5. Select the PostScript Output Options feature and choose EPS File. Click the OK button until you return to your application.

  6. Choose File > Print, then specify the page you want to print. (more...)

  7. Click OK.

  8. Select the directory and type the name of the file you want to create. If you don't specify a directory, the file will be created in your application's default directory.

  9. Click Save. The PostScript file is created, and you are returned to your application.

  If you want to make your EPS file more portable, select the Outline (Type 1) option under TrueType fonts on the Advanced Tab. This may be useful for printers that do not handle True Type fonts.