Save a publication as an EPS file

To save an Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) (EPS: A graphic file format that is created using the PostScript page description language. EPS graphics are meant to be printed to PostScript compatible printers.) file from a page in your publication, you will need to use a color PostScript printer driver. If you don’t have a color PostScript (PostScript: A page description language used by printers and imagesetters.) printer, you can set up the Generic Color PS for Commercial Printing printer driver.

  1. Set up the Generic Color PS for Commercial Printing color printer driver.

ShowWindows 2000

  1. On the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
  2. Double-click the Add Printer icon.
  3. Follow the instructions in the Add Printer Wizard.
  4. Under Local or Network Printer, select Local Printer, and then make sure that Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer is cleared.
  5. Under Install Printer Software, click Have Disk.
  6. In the Install From Disk dialog box, click Browse, and then navigate to \Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11 on the drive where you have installed Microsoft Publisher.
  7. Select the file MSCOL11.INF, and then click Open.

Windows 2000 will install the printer driver Generic Color PS for Commercial Printing.

ShowWindows XP

  1. On the Start menu, click Printers and Faxes.
  2. Under Printer Tasks, click Add a Printer.
  3. Follow the instructions in the Add Printer Wizard.
  4. Under Local or Network Printer, select Local printer attached to this computer, and then make sure that Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer is cleared.
  5. Under Install Printer Software, click Have Disk.
  6. In the Install From Disk dialog box, click Browse, and then navigate to \Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11 on the drive where you have installed Microsoft Publisher.
  7. Select the file MSCOL11.INF, and then click Open, and then click OK.

Windows XP will install the printer driver Generic Color PS for Commercial Printing.

  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Under Printer, select Generic Color PS for Commercial Printing.
  3. Select Print to file.
  4. Click Properties, and then click Advanced.
  5. Under printer name Advanced Document Settings, expand Document Options, and then expand PostScript Options.
  6. Click next to PostScript Output Option, choose Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) from the drop-down menu, and then click OK twice to return to the Print dialog box.
  7. Under Print range, type the range for the single page you want to save as an EPS file. For example, to save page 2 as an EPS file, type “2” in the From box, and then type “2” in the To box.
  8. Click Advanced Print Settings.
  9. For Output, select Composite CMYK, and then click OK.
  10. In the Print dialog box, click OK to print.
  11. In the Print to file dialog box, select a location to save the EPS file to, and then type a name for your file. Be sure to use the filename extension .eps.
  12. Click Save.
 
 
Applies to:
Publisher 2003