|From: Dr Christopher Mabb, Scientific Word Ltd.||
and we responded:"Hello, I have been using SWP fot a while and am having trouble with the conversion from postscript to pdf. When generating pdf's from eps graphics various lines in the pdf appear hugely wider than in the eps original, making the pdf document useless. I have not been able to find a fix to this problem, so any advice you can offer me would be greatly appreciated."
This last option is a particularly useful workaround, which many of our users could benefit from exploring.
- Do you have Acrobat Distiller, that would allow you to generate a PDF directly from the DVI Preview?
- Alternatively, if you are creating the graphic yourself, output it into a different format - Scientific WorkPlace accepts dozens of different formats.
- Or you could open the EPS graphic in some other program (eg. Word) and then copy it to the clipboard and import into Scientific WorkPlace using Edit - Paste Special. There's a slight loss of quality, but it's a workable solution if the two options above don't help.
The resulting file is then in a format to be read by anyone (on any platform) with a LaTeX installation. For those wanting further information about LaTeX, please go to http://www.sciword.co.uk/LaTeXbrochure.pdf for a very interesting double-sided information sheet (544k)."Thanks for your question. The native file format of Scientific WorkPlace is already LaTeX; however it does sometimes require proprietary (though public domain) style files. To save it in a totally portable format, click on File - SaveAs - Files of type - Portable LaTeX; you can do this from the free 30-day demo."