Convert EPS symbols into a ESRI style
I have symbols that are right now in EPS format and I would like to create a style with them. What is the best way to proceed ?
Mapping Center Answer:
There are two potential workflows:
- If the EPS files are multi-color use a graphics software package to export them to .EMF files that you can make picture marker symbols from. I't important to set the artboard for each EPS file to match the extent of the graphics in order to get a good result. This will work for single color EPS artwork as well.
- In many cases we copy EPS artwork into a font editing software package and create a TrueType font. We do that because we've developed the in-house expertise to do so and that had a bit of a learning curve. However, if you want to create representation marker symbols you can dispense with the refined aspects of that workflow because it is possible to create representation markers from font-based markers, but not with EMF files. Once the artwork is converted to a representation marker it is easier to edit any remaining qualities of the graphic in the representation marker editor.
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