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GCG figure files and PCs

Greg jquinn at shell7.ba.best.com
Wed Feb 18 12:11:57 EST 1998


Tim Cutts <tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> In article <6cdlma$knc$1 at nntp1.ba.best.com>,
> Greg  <jquinn at shell7.ba.best.com> wrote:
> >Mike Mitchell <m.mitchell at icrf.icnet.uk> wrote:
> >> I know that there is a Mac application, GCGFigure, that will convert a Figure
> >> file into a Mac PICT file. Is there a Windows application that will perform an
> >> equivalent conversion?
> >
> >> Thanx

> >For what it's worth Mike, the Ardi program called 'Executor' is a Mac
> >emulator that runs on a PC and it runs GCG figure just fine. (Whether
> >you fell like blowing over $100 on it is another matter). You can pick up
> >a demo at: http://www.ardi.com (I have no connection with Ardi). I
> >believe that GCG also licenses a Gif format driver, which would obviously
> >allow you to use the file on a PC.

> Executor is indeed a good product, but I don't think it's what this person
> wants.  Presumably the whole point in getting the output into a format for
> the PC is so that he can then put it in PC documents, so getting into PICT
> format doesn't help much.

Not strictly true Tim; If you can see it on a PC screen, then in addition to the postscript
output of Executor which can be directly imported into several PC-based programs like
'CorelDraw', you can also do a screen capture. Neither of these is necessarily perfect, but they
do work.



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