Re: EPS figure and Illustrator conflict

From: Adam Phillips <asphilli_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 09:38:28 -0600

Hi Michel/Jamie,
This issue came up in early June. The easiest solution was to pass the
.ps file through convert:

It seems that it can happen when you set cnFillMode = "RasterFill" in
your resource list.

Jamie Scott wrote:
> Have you tried using ps output instead of eps output to input to
> illustrator?
> You can always save the illustrator output as eps if needed.
> Alternatively,
> 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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