: > > I'm experimenting with placing an Adobe Illustrator 6.0 EPS file on a
: > > QuarkXpress 3.32 page, and getting some weird results. In Quark, I
: > > draw horizontal and vertical cross hairs to show exactly where I'm
: > > placing the EPS. However, in the output PostScript file, the EPS
: > > graphic has shifted anywhere from 1/2 to 1 1/2 points to the right and
: > > down from teh cross hairs. I tried the same thing with Freehand 5,
: > > adn the EPS graphic did NOT shift.
: > >
: > > I've checked this with 3 or 4 different PostScript RIPs, and I'm
: > > getting the same behavior on all of them. Yet I can't believe a Quark
: > > or Illustrator bug this major would have gone unnoticed. Has anyone
: > > heard of a problem like this? Any clues?
: > >
: > > Thanks very much.
: > >
: > > -pd
: > Yup. That's how it works. Adoble can't seem to get a grip on that
: > bounding box thing.
: Actually, I think they outsmarted themselves... If you look at the
: Illustrator (unfortunately even AI7 eps file, you will find TWO bounding
: box comments - the customary %%BoundingBox, and also %%HiResBoundingBox.
: The latter is an accurate bounding box, whereas the former is rounded to
: the NEAREST INTEGRAL POINT.
Well, the EPS specification says that the bounding box values are
integers. What I don't understand is why the graphic doesn't line up
with teh bounding box even at the origin. You would think they'd
translate the coordinate space as necessary to put the lower left
corner on an integer boundary, which could then be the low values of
the bounding box.
Thanks to all who've responded.