Encapsulated PostScript

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Encapsulated PostScript

(EPS) An extension of the PostScript graphics file format developed by Adobe Systems. EPS is used for PostScript graphics files that are to be incorporated into other documents. An EPS file includes pragmas (special PostScript comments) giving information such as the bounding box, page number and fonts used.

On some computers, EPS files include a low resolution version of the PostScript image. On the Macintosh this is in PICT format, while on the IBM PC it is in TIFF or Microsoft Windows metafile format.

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The new graph prepared by Freelance file took 33 kB as a Freelance PRZ file and 45 kB when saved as an EPS (Encapsulated Postscript File) that the typesetter could use.
EPS: Encapsulated PostScript is another format used to produce letter-quality documents.
The output is a level-2 Encapsulated Postscript file containing a plot of a user-specified rectangular portion of a triangulation.
For example, the definition of Encapsulated PostScript (I mean EPS - sorry!) starts with a sentence-fragment identification: "A PostScript file intended to be embedded in another document rather than printed directly (the 'unencapsulated Postscript' [sic] format is used to print directly)." This thumbnail sketch of the topic is followed by an elaboration based on an analysis of Adobe's Page Definition Language.
The package to be offered permits scanning contents as an index of titles or montage of images; selecting one or a sequence for display in a separate window; printing zooming, panning, or scrolling of an image; copying part of an image to a clipboard; pasting it into other image-capable applications such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop; and saving part of an image in any of several popular formats including TIFF (Tag Image File Format) and EPS (Encapsulated PostScript).

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