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EPS output: General

Here there are various checkbox switches that are intended for special use:

No preview image

If you use this switch, all parameters of the Preview image dialog area are ignored (see above). No preview image will be created. You can only change the preview image parameters when this switch is not set.

Separate RGB -> CMYK

If this switch is set, all RGB colours of your document which are not part of a raster image, will be separated to CMYK on output. If you have set up a colour separation control curve in Calamus, it will be used.


Basically, set this switch. It lets the PostScript output be written in a compressed file format as far as possible. You will get smaller files then. If you get problems with a PS interpreting program or RIP, you will be able to write uncompressed PS files. Simply set this switch off in that case.

Type 1 \ Type 3 export

If you want to output your document text with font information, the fonts will be embedded in the PostScript file. So you will not get problems with forgotten and replaced fonts in the RIP. PostScript supports two font formats at the moment: Type 1 and Type 3. The Type 3 format has been developed as an internal format only (i.e., for embedding in PostScript files only). The Type 1 format is the common and well-known PostScript font file format. Bridge can convert all fonts of your document into one of these formats for output.

If you want to convert your PS files to PDF in order to read these files on-screen, we strictly recommend the Type 1 format. Then Acrobat Reader can use the so-called hinting technology in order to let you read these fonts better on-screen.

If you have problems when processing EPS files with embedded Type 1 fonts, you should select the Type 3 format as an alternative. As a rule this allows these fonts to be processed with far fewer problems, but they are not as easy to read when viewed on a screen as the Type 1 fonts mentioned above. No hinting is available for Type 3 fonts.

Attention: Calamus converts all fonts used into another format on output. If you use third party fonts rather than CFN fonts, they will be converted into the CFN format on loading, too. This double conversion can cause differences which prove unacceptable in processing, printing and reading on-screen. This problem can only be worked around by outputting your text in vectorized format or by selecting another font.

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Last updated on May 28, 2020

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