PostScript (PS or PRN)

PostScript (PS) files use PostScript language to describe the layout of text, vector graphics, or bitmaps for printing and display purposes. They can contain multiple pages. PostScript files are imported as a group of objects that you can edit.

PostScript files usually have a .ps filename extension, but you can also import PostScript files with a .prn extension. Files with a .prn filename extension, commonly known as Printer (PRN) files, contain instructions about how a file should be printed. These files let you reprint a document even if the application in which the document was created is not installed on your computer.

You can also import encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files. For more information, see “Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)”.

To import a PostScript (PS or PRN) file

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Click File CorelDRAW onestep PostScript (PS or PRN) Import.
Locate the folder in which the file is stored.
Do one of the following:
(Windows Vista) Choose PS, EPS, PRN – PostScript (*.ps; *.eps; *.prn) from the list box next to the File name box.
(Windows XP) Choose PS, EPS, PRN – PostScript from the Files of type list box.
Click the filename, and click Import.
In the Import text as area, enable one of the following text options:
Text — preserves text objects in the imported file so that you can edit the text
Curves — converts text to curves
Click OK.
Click the drawing page.

CorelDRAW note PostScript (PS or PRN)

When the PostScript file contains text converted to curves, the text in the imported file is not editable, even if you choose to import the text as text.

PostScript (PS or PRN) technical notes

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PostScript files containing mesh fills with spot colors, DeviceN images, or duotone images cannot be imported.
Mesh fills in the CMYK color mode are imported as bitmaps and cannot be edited.
Gradient fills are imported as a group of filled objects simulating the gradient fill appearance and cannot be edited as gradient fills.
RGB bitmaps are converted to CMYK in imported PS files.
Font information is maintained only if the font was embedded in the original file before it was imported.
Files that are too large cannot be imported into some programs because of memory limitations. This problem can be caused by complex gradient fills that increase the number of objects in a graphic.
Only Printer (PRN) files, PS files, and EPS files in PostScript format are supported.
Many PostScript level 3 features are not supported.

PostScript (PS or PRN)