----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jon Elson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 7:01 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Exporting to pdf or Orcad or PSpice


>
>
> Trent Bates wrote:
>
> >I am trying to export one of my schematics to a customer.  I am using
Protel
> >99SE SP6.
> >
> >The customer would like it in a pdf format or an Orcad format (.DSN file
or
> >something of the sort) or something they could read from PSpice.  I tried
> >saving one of my schematics as an Orcad .sch file but strange things
> >happened and components went all over the place.  What is the best way to
> >export the schematic.  Can Protel export to a pdf format?  I think that
> >would be the easiest.  I can take screen shots but you end up loosing a
lot
> >of detail with screen shots.  If I took a screen shot of the whole
schematic
> >it would look pretty fuzzy when you zoomed in once it was in pdf format.
If
> >I could export directly to pdf I could keep the detail.
> >
> >
> My system, although cumbersome, works.  I output to a PostScript file,
> using a
> driver for one of the common color printers from HP, but causing it to
> be saved
> to a file.  I then pull the file over to Linux and run it through
> ps2pdf, to convert to
> pdf format.  I'm sure Adobe has a program that will do this all in
Windows.
> (I run Win 2K as a "guest" OS under VMware, with Linux as the "host" OS.)

I run Ghostscript/Ghostview under Windows to do the conversion.

Leon



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