ARCHIVED: Using Windows, how do I create Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files?

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To create .eps files from any Windows application, you must first install a PostScript printer driver:

  1. From the Start menu, select Settings, and then Printers.
  2. Double-click the Add Printer icon. The Add Printer wizard will appear. Click Next.
  3. Choose Local Printer and click Next.
  4. When the list of printer brands and models is displayed, select a color PostScript printer (e.g., HP Color LaserJet 5/5M PS). Click Next.
  5. From the list of ports, choose FILE:. Click Next.
  6. In the next screen, when asked whether you wish this to be the default printer, select No. Click Next.
  7. Do not print a test page. Click Finish.
  8. Once the printer icon has been created, you should give it a new name (e.g., EPS printer). Right-click the icon, and choose Rename.
  9. Right-click the icon and choose Properties.
  10. Select PostScript. Under "PostScript Options", choose Encapsulated PostScript.

Whenever you wish to create an .eps file, simply open the document in the appropriate application. Go to the File menu, select Print..., and then choose the EPS printer. You'll be prompted for a filename for the .eps file, and you can choose the folder in which it will be created.

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