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EPS into MS Word


Below was posted to the newsgroup comp.lang.postscript with information regarding how to import EPS into MS Word.

Newsgroups: comp.lang.postscript
Subject: Re: Microsoft's PostScript interpreter
From: janus.astrolabe@att.net (James E. Morrison)

This subject never fails to raise my blood pressure.  There is an EPS
import filter for the latest Word versions that is supplied by Access
Softek, Inc.  In a word, it does not work.  It is also painfully slow.

By "does not work" I mean it does not support even a large subset of
PostScript, it renders what it can render just awful and when it
blows, which is often, it freezes the system, which for XP is hard to
do. There is also no documentation provided by MS about what it is
supposed to support and what it does not support and no one in MS
seems to have slightest interest that it is a total blunder. To MS, PS
is Apple stuff and, therefore, beneath contempt.

The older, faster, reliable filter would display a TIFF header just
fine so you can see the content of the file in your document.  The
new, slow, unreliable filter tries to render the PostScript directly
and ignores any TIFF header. It pretends to be a PS interpreter and
fails in almost every way.

FWIW, the filter file is in:

Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Grphflt\EPSIMP32.IMP.

The file provided with Word 2000 and on can be replaced by the older 
version which works fine. 

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