Importing EPSF files from GCG to elsewhere

Andrew Healey andrew at qimr.edu.au
Mon Feb 7 00:30:42 EST 1994

Colin Dolphin (cdolphin at crc.ac.uk) wrote:
: 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 
: GCG ?

: Colin

I guess because there are varieties of EPSF extant.
Try setting the ouput to HPGL, and accept all the defaults.
Our people manage to transfer GCG files to several MAC programs using this

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