Re: EPS figure and Illustrator conflict

From: Jamie Scott <James.D.Scott_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 08:02:02 -0600

Have you tried using ps output instead of eps output to input to
You can always save the illustrator output as eps if needed.
you can force ncl to use the portrait orientation for eps output by
setting the
gsnPaperOrientation resource to "portrait". That may solve the
illustrator conflict
with eps.

On Aug 13, 2009, at 6:43 AM, wrote:

> I have produced some plots in NCL using the eps format. I have always
> been able to edit them in Illustrator (mac) with no problem.
> However, some of my eps figures produced by NCL cannot be read by
> Illustrator: "The operation cannot complete because of an unknown
> error". I have noticed that these are the figures in which NCL rotated
> them when they were saved as 'eps'.
> Why does NCL rotate some of the figures, even though they appear
> correct in the 'X11' window? Can I change that? Could this rotation be
> the cause of conflict with Illustrator?
> I have noticed that someone had asked this question to NCL before
> (about the conflict of some eps figures and Illustrator):
> One of the solutions there was to use 'convert file.eps newfile.eps'.
> It didn't work for me and the quality of the figure changed. The only
> way I can use these eps figures is if I use:
> $ convert -density 300 -rotate 270 file.eps newfile.png
> But converting to png makes it harder to manipulate the figure in
> Illustrator.
> I appreciate any help you could provide!
> I thank you in advance!

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