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Exported EPS has wrong artboard size

May 1, 2013 5:28 PM

I'm exporting a EPS from indesign file.

 

But the artboard that's created is not the same as the document size of the indesign file.

 
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    May 2, 2013 2:15 AM   in reply to Pu Koh

    Firstly, why are you exporting an EPS?

     

    Secondly, what is the size of the page (artboard) in InDesign and what is the size of the EPS?

     

     

    I think you might have better success with a PDF.

     

     

    What is your goal here - I genuinely don't even know why InDesign has an export to EPS function...

     
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    May 2, 2013 5:16 AM   in reply to Pu Koh

    WAIT! You're testing this by opening the EPS in Illustrator?

     

    Bad idea. Create a new InDesign file and PLACE the EPS file there. Now check the size.

     

    Bob

     
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    May 2, 2013 5:27 AM   in reply to Pu Koh

    EPS is not really intended to be opened or edited.

     

    Bob

     
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    May 2, 2013 6:24 AM   in reply to Pu Koh

    InDesign doesn't have an artboard - it has Page Sizes.

     

    Artboard in Illustrator is different than Pages in InDesign.

     

     

    Printers asking for EPS - oh dear - we're going backwards but that is beside the point.

     

    If it needs to be opened and edited in Illustrator then I suggest that you recreate the artwork in Illustrator.

     

     

    Using Illustrator as an editor for EPS/PDF files not created in Illustrator is only asking for problems.

     

    Hope that helps.

     
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    May 2, 2013 8:19 AM   in reply to Eugene Tyson

    They mention that the printer is a signage supplier.  So my guess is the printer wants VECTOR artwork that they can use on their vinyl cutter.

     

    Regarding the following statement: I know when I create an EPS in illustrator and bring it into indesign, it disregards the artboard (And doesn't allow the

    option to set it to crop, or artwork bound etc.)

     

    If you check the check box next to "Show Import Options" when placing the EPS in InDesign you will be given the option of cropping to the artwork, the page size, or even the page size with bleed.

     

    Randy

     
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