We recently upgraded to Arbortext 5.4m80 from 5.3 at our site, and the biggest source of consternation seems to be the handling of EPS graphics in the Editor window. In 5.3, Arbortext just displayed the EPS graphic's preview image, but 5.4 tries to render the PostScript on screen. This would be a good thing, except many of EPS files make use of referenced fonts (like "Symbol"), which aren't available in Arbortext's little PostScript environment, and with the fonts missing the display of these graphics on screen is poor. I'm told the same problem affects output from Arbortext's Preview command.
Have others run into this too? PTC says to incorporate the missing fonts into the EPS graphics, but that may not be feasible. I'd settle for an option to go back to the EPS preview image, like in 5.3. Any ideas for working around this problem? (Admittedly this is only an issue for screen display in the Editor; generated PDF output is fine.)
Thanks for the tip guys - we hit the same issue here & were head-scratching for a while.
set epspreview = tiffheader
should be the default
We got a further reply from PTC on this, and it turns out there is an environment variable to control this. Setting APTEPSUSEPREVIEWS to "yes" does the trick.
Thanks to everyone for the replies.