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From Jeremias Maerki <dev.jerem...@greenmail.ch>
Subject Re: EPS image printing problem
Date Fri, 09 Jul 2004 13:39:40 GMT

On 09.07.2004 15:27:06 Peter Gustafsson wrote:
> Tanks alot...
> 
> You were right about the Ghostscript issue, installed version 7.04 and now
> the EPS image is shown in GSview.
> 
> However, the problem still remains with the printing of the EPS image
> through Acrobat Reader 6.0.

I've never tried AR6 to do that. Two years ago I worked with AR 4.x and
5.x and printed to a Fiery RIP for a Xerox DocuColor 12.

> I have tried both printing to my postscript enabled printer HPLJ 4MV and to
> the acrobat destiller and the image isn't shown in either of the cases... I
> have also tried to print to my printer but redirecting the postscript to a
> file and then view the file with GSview which doesn't show any image in the
> postscript file... Also the filesize of the postscript generated is to small
> to hold an image.
>
> So it seams that my version of Acrobat Reader doesn't attatch the embedded
> image in it's printer postscript output...
> 
> Could there be som problem with my acrobat version to maybe??

That's right. Acrobat Reader 6.0.1 doesn't seem to send an embedded EPS
to a PostScript printer. It works with 5.x (just tried) and I think it
worked with 4.x.

> Is it possible to attatch the eps file to the mail and send it??

Yes, but it seems the EPS is fine if it appears under GhostScript 7.04.
I may be however, that Acrobat 6 doesn't work with the EPS because they
expect an EPS in a different way. That would need some investigation.
But probably they just removed support for EPS files altogether. You
could ask Adobe directly...

> Even so is it still interesting since I can se the image with version 7.04
> of GhostScript that should mean that there is some other problem then image
> related right??

Yep. What I don't get is why it doesn't work in GhostScript 8.x. I
though in earlier versions of AFPL GhostScript it worked. But then, we
may still do something wrong the way we embed EPS files. Maybe asking
the GhostScript people would also be an idea.


Jeremias Maerki


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