MS Word and EPSF

Posted on 2000-04-11
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How can I convert a MS Word (office 97) document to an EPSF file.  
Question by:herik
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Expert Comment

ID: 2707169
Try the Adobe PostScript Printer Driver:


You'll need a PostScript Printer Description file -- one called default.ppd is usually included with the driver. When you setup the driver connect it to FILE: (not LPT1:) so when 'printing' to it you will automatically get a file selection box. To create epsf files instead of the deafult PostScript format you'll only have to change an option.

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ID: 2716833
Another method would include converting the .doc file to Adobe's Acrobat PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat 3/4.0); after its in .PDF format, Adobe's Illustrator vector-artwork package will open native PDF files and save them out in a variety of formats, including EPSF.

Good luck

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fremsley: it worked

You can post an anwer is you want

thanks a lot
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fremsley earned 300 total points
ID: 2721877
Fine. An other tip: get a copy of the free programs Ghostscript/GSView (make sure it's version 6.0 or higher) and you can produce PDF out of anything you can 'print'.

Author Comment

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Could you please give me a location on these programs?

Expert Comment

ID: 2725621
The Ghostscript home page is at:


Ghostscript is a Postscript rasterizer (can print, produce, TIFF, BMP, PDF, ...)

GSView is a user friendly front-end for Ghostscript under Windows.

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