Importing EPSF files from GCG to elsewhere

Dr. C. Dolphin cdolphin at crc.ac.uk
Fri Feb 4 05:07:51 EST 1994

GCG allows for graphics to be saved as EPSF files which can then be
transferred back to the PC or MAC (I use kermit for this). Back on
the MAC I can download these files to a suitable postscript printer
without any problem. However what I can't get to work is to import
these EPSF files into a package such as Illustrator, Cricket Draw 3
Canvas, which are all supposed to be able to handle files in EPSF
format. For instance, Cricket Draw will read the file to give a box
of postscript text but will not import it into a document to give the
figure. I'm sure this should work 'cos if you draw a pic in Cricket Draw
and save it as an EPSF file you can subsequently import it into a new
document to give the pic. Why can't I do this with EPSF files from 


Colin Dolphin				Email: c.t.dolphin at qmw.ac.uk
Biochemistry				Tel: (44) 71 975 5555
Queen Mary & Westfield College		FAX: (44) 81 983 0531
London E1 4NS, UK

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