Graphic Geekery

The goal: Go from a logo in Illustrator on the Mac to an image that can be viewed in Windows version of MS Word. Eventually Windows Word will be basis of creating PDF files. Ink-jet printer will be used to create

The question: What format to save? If EPS, what form of preview?

Interesting, from this thread: Save as PNG. It scales. Will hafta try that.

BTW, an EPS in MS Word that’s sent to a post-script printer will print just fine. (all MacOS, here)

This item indicates that EPS previews should be TIFF (not Mac/PICT) if you’re working with Windows.

4 responses to “Graphic Geekery”

  1. GoingLikeSixty

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  2. Susan A. Kitchens

    Thanks, have it already. It’s not so much a case of needing some other software, but a matter of choosing which of the many (and arcane) options do inside of Illustrator to make everything come out okay.

  3. Katrina

    Ah, I’m very familiar with dilemmas like this, from fourteen years as a graphic designer and two years of teaching computer workshops in applications such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat, etc. (I spend a lot of time in those workshops explaining the various types of graphic formats.) I’m also currently teaching a multimedia design class at the community college; my students recently had to learn about PNGs, GIFs, and JPEGs for a project involving the design of web site graphics.

    I went through a similar “which format� situation designing my logo, which had to be scaled for use on my letterhead and business card, but a raster graphic for my web site — which probably would not have been difficult except for the complex gradient I applied to create a metallic look. I ended up creating a very high-resolution logo in Photoshop, which I could scale down as needed for various uses.

  4. Susan A. Kitchens

    In this case, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. It turns out that Illustrator has a File menu option Save For Microsoft Office…. that of course I never looked for because I know how to DO this for web and export. The Save For Microsoft command saved a 300ppi PNG file.