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bouliane
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Plotting Raster/Vector to Postscript file

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08-13-2001 06:13 AM
I currently am plotting to a file using the AutoCad Postscript driver so I can then convert the EPS file to Acrobat PDF. This has worked very well, as it outputs the data as all black and allows for line weights. The trouble I am having, is when the drawing has a monochrome raster file inserted in it as well. The resulting postscript file is coded with the raster data as red. The end result is a PDF that has the vector data as black and the raster data as red. I have confirmed the plot device is set to monochrome and the ctb I am using is correct as well.
Does any one have any ideas?


John Bouliane
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cadmanrcg
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Re: Plotting Raster/Vector to Postscript file

08-13-2001 09:34 AM in reply to: bouliane
Try putting the raster file on a layer that is set to colour 7, colour by layer. As I understand it, vector data is treated differently to raster data by the psout command. I find the best way to get pdfs is to use the adobe Acrobat program, install the acrobat printer (I don't bother with distiller) and print directly to the Acrobat printer. You have the same controls as any other printer. Theonly drawback is the paper sizes don't quite go to A0.
Or, try "Ottopdf", a freeware product available from the net.
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bouliane
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08-14-2001 12:34 AM in reply to: bouliane
Unfortunately, changing the color of the layer the scan is on, doesn't change the result. Inside the eps file, the raster data is still red.
I am not using EPSOUT. I configured a Postscript Plotter, but with it's output set to file. This allows any paper size (up to "E") and tiny file sizes as well as proper line weights.

John Bouliane
*Knopper, Govert J.
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08-14-2001 11:10 PM in reply to: bouliane
John, AutoCAD's own (HDI) driver or a Windows driver? If
you're using the HDI now, then I would also try a Windows driver. Get Adobe's
PostScript driver (and an appropriate PPD), or use one of the standard Windows
PostScript drivers (e.g. Apple Laserwriter, QMS, ...).

 

Govert


style="BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px">
Unfortunately,
changing the color of the layer the scan is on, doesn't change the result.
Inside the eps file, the raster data is still red.
I am not using EPSOUT.
I configured a Postscript Plotter, but with it's output set to file. This
allows any paper size (up to "E") and tiny file sizes as well as proper line
weights.

John Bouliane

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bouliane
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Registered: ‎08-21-2001
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08-15-2001 06:41 AM in reply to: bouliane
I tried to plot to a postscript file using the Windows drivers but the resultant file is ridiculously large. In a recent example, the plot file generated from the HDI driver was around 160 kb, the same plot to a windows printer using Adobe Postscript drivers was almost 8 MB!. The resultant pdf file was huge and terribly slow, but the raster data was black
*Knopper, Govert J.
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08-15-2001 04:14 PM in reply to: bouliane
John, in my perception 8 MB is not very large for a PostScript file with
embedded raster. For PostScript the Windows driver is the way to go - i.m.o.
If you create PS files just to convert them to PDF, then I would prefer one
of the PDF "drivers" (from Adobe, 5D Jaws).

Govert

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I tried to plot to a postscript file using the Windows drivers but the
resultant file is ridiculously large. In a recent example, the plot file
generated from the HDI driver was around 160 kb, the same plot to a windows
printer using Adobe Postscript drivers was almost 8 MB!. The resultant pdf
file was huge and terribly slow, but the raster data was black

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