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A useful tool for converting from PostScript to other editable formats (including vector formats like fig and svg) is pstoedit.

To convert from PostScript to XFig placing the output into example.fig:

  $ pstoedit -f fig example.ps

To convert from PostScript to SVG placing the output into example.svg:

  $ pstoedit -f plot-svg example.ps


  $ epstopdf image.ps

Some applications (e.g., Splus) seem to place extra white space around the encapsulated PostScript that they generate. This is a problem when importing into other packages, such as LaTeX. A simple solution is:

  $ ps2eps < original.eps > new.eps

This determines an accurate bounding box and trims the image to that box.

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