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The instructions on this page apply to Windows XP.

Print To EPS File

Print To EPS File (Back To Top)

There are times when you may not have a printer or do not want to waste a piece of paper in a test-print. If you have an application that can read EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) files you can see what would be printed.

Using this method with Windows XP allows you to create EPS files for viewing using a capable graphics application

Steps: Overview:

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Double click on the printer icon
  3. Click Add a printer
  4. Click the Next button
  5. Select the Local printer attached to this computer option
  6. Click the Next button
  7. Select the Use the following port option and then select FILE: (Print to File) from the list
  8. Click the Next button
  9. Select Generic in the Manufacturer List
  10. Select MS Publisher Imagesetter in the Printer List
  11. Click the Next button

    This printer driver may already be installed. If it is a dialogue box will pop up that asks: Do you want to keep the existing drive or use the new one? Select Keep existing driver (recommended) and then click the Next button.

  12. Type in a 'Printer name' in the next dialogue box, or leave it set as the proposed name, which will be the name of the printer, (eg MS Publisher Imagesetter).

    Select the required setting for the question: Do you want to use this printer as the default printer? Then click the Next button;

  13. Select Do not share this printer and then click the Next button.

  14. Select No to print a test page and then click the Next button.

  15. Click the Finish button

Content created: 26 Oct 2005
Content updated: 07 Nov 2005