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Topic Title: Chemdraw inverting brackets on export to EPS
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Created On: 8/1/2019 1:09 PM
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 8/1/2019 1:09 PM
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Good afternoon, I am currently resuming the preparation of a large manuscript for publication (>100 schemes) after a long break. As I am relying on a LaTeX module to automatically insert structure numbers, all schemes are exported as encapsulated postscript (eps) files.

When I received an email to announce the release of ChemDraw 18.2, I upgraded from ChemDraw 18.0 to while reinstalling Windows 10.

As many of my structures involve chains with varying lengths, I often have to resort to using the paranthesis tool in the main toolbar to place ( )n. Before upgrading, exporting the structures to encapsulated postscript (eps) showed the correct schemes with the parantheses in correct order ( ).

Since the upgrade to 18.2, exporting the schemes to eps inverts the parantheses to show as ) (n.

Is this a known problem? And if so, is there a fix available?

 8/6/2019 9:57 PM
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Do you have this issue in v18.0 or below?

Please visit to submit a ticket (or send an email to, along with the sample documents (i.e ChemDraw files as well as exported eps file) to get assistance from our Tech Support Team


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