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Prepress Printing and PowerPoint

Your boss loved the flowchart you created so much that he or she expects it to be used in the company's annual report, and you have the privilege of exporting that flowchart to a format that can be sent straight to prepress.

There is no straightforward way to export the graphic to a professional graphic format like EPS so that your prepress folks can use it. PowerPoint just declared a dead end - all roads ahead are closed!

However, if you have Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Illustrator available on your system, you are in luck. Follow these steps to get the flowchart to prepress:

  1. Print the PowerPoint slide that contains your flowchart to an Acrobat PDF file using Adobe Acrobat's printer driver.
  2. Open the PDF in Adobe Illustrator and delete everything but the flowchart.
  3. Save (export) the flowchart as an EPS file by choosing File> Export or File> Save As in Illustrator.
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