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Title: eps to pdf on PC
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on September 13, 2019, 09:46:02 AM
Okay, I am trying to look busy today and screwing around with this and that and came across something strange. (not too worried about not being busy, a load of work is coming next week).

Anyways, I had an .eps file on the server and was on the PC and accidentally right clicked and there was an option to convert to pdf. It worked. Soooo, I made up my own .eps file on the Mac with type of all different kinds of fonts and saved as an .eps.... then went back to the PC and did the same thing. It worked, the fonts were all ok as "embedded subsets".

Now I am trying to figure out how useful this would be in actual daily work but I must say, I was very surprised that this could be done.
Title: Re: eps to pdf on PC
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on September 13, 2019, 09:47:05 AM
Oh, and I am not jumping back and forth from PC to Mac, I setup the PC on remote desktop.
Title: Re: eps to pdf on PC
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on September 13, 2019, 09:51:37 AM
One interesting thing about this process is that it converted the black text to RGB...

Maybe Acrobats color mgmt. settings have to be changed.



Title: Re: eps to pdf on PC
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on September 13, 2019, 09:58:30 AM
Yes, had to adjust the color settings for converting to pdf as "leave color unchanged" and compression settings etc.
Title: Re: eps to pdf on PC
Post by: Joe on September 13, 2019, 10:14:25 AM
Yes you can just open an EPS, or jpeg, tiff, png...etc, in Acrobat and save as PDF on the Mac or PC. I don't think the Mac has the right click option but it is Acrobat doing the conversion either way.
Title: Re: eps to pdf on PC
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on September 13, 2019, 10:27:23 AM
Yes, did not know that this could be done on a Mac as well, I just dragged the .eps to the dock and it opened too.

Never too old to learn new tricks OR realize how little you know I suppose.





Title: Re: eps to pdf on PC
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on September 13, 2019, 10:30:47 AM
Yes you can just open an EPS, or jpeg, tiff, png...etc, in Acrobat and save as PDF on the Mac or PC. I don't think the Mac has the right click option but it is Acrobat doing the conversion either way.

Never knew about the .jpg etc as well. I was opening in photoshop and saving as a pdf all these years.
Title: Re: eps to pdf on PC
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on September 13, 2019, 10:34:32 AM
looks like the Mac will do an .ai as well and not the PC. But we're using Acrobat X on the PC which is pretty old. Maybe a newer version would work.



Title: Re: eps to pdf on PC
Post by: david on September 13, 2019, 10:51:02 AM
It worked, the fonts were all ok as "embedded subsets".

weird that it would embed the fonts in a pdf made from an .eps file since .eps files have historically never embedded any fonts...
Did you have the fonts loaded and on in your Suitcase?
Title: Re: eps to pdf on PC
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on September 13, 2019, 11:03:20 AM
I just make up an .eps file on the mac, set some type and duplicated it about 10 times changed each line of type to different font styles. Definately fonts that were not installed on the PC.

Right clicked on the .eps in Acrobat on the PC, converted it to PDF then checked it out with pitstop and the fonts came out fine and embedded subsets.