Issue 96444 - OOo 3.0 on Mac OSX can't export eps
Summary: OOo 3.0 on Mac OSX can't export eps
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: Mac All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-11-21 23:35 UTC by aholtzma
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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odt file with eps inclusion (15.27 KB, text/plain)
2008-11-21 23:36 UTC, aholtzma
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pdf output of the previously attached odt (35.96 KB, text/plain)
2008-11-21 23:37 UTC, aholtzma
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Description aholtzma 2008-11-21 23:35:42 UTC
Since I upgraded from OOo 2.x on Mac OSX, some existing documents I have with eps inclusions have 
problems. Instead of the eps content, I get a red box with some of the eps header information. The 
printed output has this red box as well. I'm not the only one to see this problem:

I've attached a sample document that illustrates the problem.
Comment 1 aholtzma 2008-11-21 23:36:35 UTC
Created attachment 58213 [details]
odt file with eps inclusion
Comment 2 aholtzma 2008-11-21 23:37:32 UTC
Created attachment 58214 [details]
pdf output of the previously attached odt
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2008-11-28 16:44:50 UTC
The header information is shown, because the eps file does not contain a preview
graphic inside. The eps could only be shown when printing on a PS printer then,
but not in document.
MRU->PL: is possible at all to export an eps without preview correctly to pdf?
Comment 4 philipp.lohmann 2008-12-01 09:25:06 UTC
EPS cannot be exported correctly without a PostScript interpreter (unless you
call the preview bitmap a "correct" export). OOo doesn't have one, that's one of
the things the Mac printing system has as advantage. But if you "print" to PDF
you of course have none of the interactive features. No good solution at the moment.
Comment 5 philipp.lohmann 2008-12-01 09:26:25 UTC
but reading again, it seems that the preview graphics worked for you in 2.x but
doesn't in 3.0 ? That would of course be a bug.
Comment 6 philipp.lohmann 2008-12-01 09:27:20 UTC
pl->sj: could you please have a look why the preview graphics might not appear
anymore in PDF export ?
Comment 7 sven.jacobi 2008-12-01 10:25:13 UTC
Comment 8 David Webb 2009-01-15 20:29:28 UTC
It is a real pain that eps is not fully supported in OSX, in the way that it
(almost) works correctly with my linux box - both showing on the page and being
generated correctly when exporting as a pdf file.  

It is such a basic part of any system producing plots or text for printing.  In
my case it is the easiest way for me to produce high quality plots for including
in publications - and when nothing else will produce the changes I need, I can
always hand edit the ascii versions.

So keep on with the good work!