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Microsoft KB Archive/92485

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Article ID: 92485

Article Last Modified on 8/16/2005


  • Microsoft Publisher 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
  • Microsoft Publisher 1.0a
  • Microsoft Publisher 2.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Publisher 2.0a

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Microsoft Publisher ships with a filter for .EPS graphics. When an .EPS graphic is imported into Publisher, a .TIFF preview image is displayed on the screen. If the .EPS graphic does not have an included .TIFF preview image, a graphic box is displayed in the Publisher document with the name of the file in the top left corner of the box.

If this file is output to a PostScript printer, the .EPS file prints.

If the file is output to a non-postscript printer, the blank graphic box with the .EPS location header information is printed.



Printing to a Non-PostScript Printer with a TIFF Preview Header

Printing an .EPS graphic with a .TIFF preview image prints the .TIFF image and display the image on screen.

Printing to a Non-PostScript Printer Without a TIFF Header

Printing an .EPS graphic without a .TIFF preview image prints and displays the bounding box with the .EPS location header information.

Printing to a PostScript Printer Without a TIFF/Metafile Header

An .EPS graphic can be printed without a .TIFF preview image, but doesn't display on screen.

Printing to a PostScript Printer with a TIFF/Metafile Header

An .EPS graphic can be printed and displayed with a .TIFF preview image.

In general, an EPS file is an ASCII text file that contains Adobe page description language describing a bounding box and the text and/or graphics within it. An advanced version of the EPS file also contains a TIFF or WMF graphic used to represent the contents of the EPS file.

The TIFF or WMF file is required to render the picture on devices that are non-PostScript, such as a display. Without this file, there is no way for you to see the image before printing it.

EPS files that do not contain these non-PostScript representations cannot support what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) functionality because the images cannot be displayed on screen. This causes a conflict because many applications offer WYSIWYG functionality.

Additional query words: 1.00 eps postscript image mspub 1.00a 2.00 2.00a pub3 pub97

Keywords: kbinfo kbconversion kbgraphic KB92485