Integrating Alignments (postscript) into Word

Scott Jensen sjensen at mail.tds.net
Tue Aug 12 18:15:25 EST 1997


In article <5shpbi$t5j at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>, wgschech at med.uni-tuebingen.de
says...
 >
 >Hi experts!
 >
 >Has anyone yet tried to integrate a box-shaded alignment into a word
 >document?
 >
 >I processed a *.msf file with boxshade, resulting in a postscript
 >file. Now I want to get this stuff into a word for windows document.
 >Since Word doesn't support *.ps input, I tried two different ways:
 >
 >1) I used ghostscript to convert it into a 300*300 dpi *.gif file. I
 >was able to import this into word, but the printout on a HPLJ4L was
 >not satisfying. The letters were not very good reproduced.
 >
 >2) I imported the *.ps into CorelDraw and pasted it then as Corel
 >Draw Object into Winword. Now the 200k *.ps has ended up in a 1.6 Meg
 >word document (for one half of a page!!), but the result is ok when
 >printing.
 >

Boxshade has other output options, one of which is RTF (rich text
format), and Word can support .rtf format.

Beilin Zhang
Department of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison



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