: To open an EPS file, you need to have illustration software such as Adobe Illustrator.
Note, however, that you do not need to OPEN an EPS file in order to USE the EPS file. In most situations, what you should do with an EPS file is IMPORT the EPS file into a word-processing application such as Microsoft Word or into a page-layout application such as Adobe PageMaker or QuarkXPress.
For example, here is how you import an EPS file into Microsoft Word 2000:
Click on "Insert" at the top of the Microsoft Word window.
Then click on "Picture."
Then click on "From File." You'll get the "Insert Picture" dialog box.
Choose "Encapsulated PostScript (*.eps)" for "Files of type."
Navigate to the directory that contains the EPS file, and double-click on the filename of the EPS file that you want to import. Microsoft Word will display a box containing some text that is worded something like this:
Preview: This EPS picture was not saved
with a preview included in it.
Comment: This EPS picture will print to a
PostScript printer, but not to other
types of printers.