Postscript conversion.

pmiguel at bilbo.bio.purdue.edu pmiguel at bilbo.bio.purdue.edu
Thu Mar 31 14:27:27 EST 1994

  What programs exist that (somewhat) intelligently convert a Postscript
or EPS file to TIFF or PICT (etc.) so that it can be modified with a 
typical graphics program (e.g. MacDraw, Canvas, etc.)?  

  By "intelligently" I mean in such a way that text remains text, not 
an arbitrary assembly of graphics.
  Tscript (Teletypesetting Company, Brookline, MA) can do the EPS to TIFF 
or PICT conversion but the resulting file contains one big graphics image 
-- no text.  Microsoft Word can convert an EPS file to a lesser extent 
in that it can print it okay but displays it only as a large grey 
box.  Canvas does essentially the same thing.
  The postscript file comes from the GCG program PRETTYPLOT.  If GCG could 
create TIFF or PICT graphics files there wouldn't be a problem -- but GCG 
seems to be made to allow output to a printer or printer-formated file 


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