Editing PostScript Pictures

in the past (with Mac OS 7 through 9) it was possible to create EPS files from the Print dialog. I don't know why Apple stopped supporting this format...


We have found a problem in copying spectra to other applications such are MS Word and Powerpoint or Corel Draw. The problem is that it can not create high quality vectorial pictures which one could open, for example, in Corel draw and ungroup and modify it to be inserted in a paper or presentation. The solution that is given in iNMR help, i. e., creating a pdf file or copying to Textedit produces images which one can not edit.

I have found a solution for the problem! It is possible to print the spectra as postscript files (in the print dialog box, pdf option, you have to choose "save pdf as postscript"). This postscript file can be opened by corel draw and ungrouped. The white background can be then removed (this is important for powerpoint presentations) and the color and thickness of the individual lines edited. Then it can be exported to any format, including EPS.

Juan Gil Rubio

It seems that Word users are not happy with the solution above. The problem is the quality of the ChemDraw Pictures that deteriorates a lot. The reason is that those pictures are:

One of the 5 encapsulation mercilessly ignores the starting PostScript. There is, however, a solution, that requires an external application (Graphic Converter, available as shareware). You first generate the iNMR picture as PDF (from the Print dialog or from the Export dialog), then use Graphic Converter to translate it into true EPS.

(thanks to Prof. Antoniutti for providing this solution)
iNMR can draw chemical structures directly, if they come as .mol files or if they are in a format that can be converted into .mol. If the quality of an imported picture does not satisfy you, this is the solution. Read More.
You can also draw arrows and other elements directly from iNMR.

 
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