Apple Macintosh OS supports PostScript as standard (Laserwriter 8). Early versions of MacOS may insist you select the PostScript printer directly from the Chooser (1) (if you actually have a PostScript printer you can select and use this, setting the correct File and EPS PostScript option in the application).
Later versions of MacOS will allow you to create a desktop printer . This can either be a physically present device or the software to prepare PostScript files (a translator ). Desktop printers are created with the Desktop Printer Utility . To locate this, activate MacOS Help and search for 'create printer'. Choose the Help me create a desktop printer with no printer attached option to launch the utility. The help system will provide additional instructions. Choose the Translator (PostScript) option in the first dialogue (2).
Either the generic or Distiller PPD is sufficient (3). You only need to change this if you are installing a specific PostScript printer.
Create the 'printer' and choose a name (4). You now have a PostScript desktop printer.
You can make the 'printer' default by opening the new icon and Set Default Printer (5)
PostScript settings can be changed within any application (6). The Print dialogue can be accessed from the main menu. Choose your PostScript printer (if it is not the default) and File (this will be your only option if you are using a translator). PostScript options can be found under Save as File . Set these as indicated and Save Settings if you wish to retain them.
Clicking Save will give the file save dialogue. Choose a name ( our filenaming convention ) and location (7). Please add a PC suffix ( .eps ). You have now created an EPS file.
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