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04 How do I print a postscript file? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)




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This article is from the Miscellaneous Macintosh FAQ, by Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo@shock.njit.edu with numerous contributions by others.

04 How do I print a postscript file? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)

On a Macintosh you'll need the LaserWriter Font Utility
available on the high density TidBits disk from System 7 or the
More TidBits disk from the 800K distribution. A more feature-rich
version called simply LaserWriter Utility is available from

<URL:ftp://ftp.support.apple.com/pub/apple_sw_updates/US/Macintosh/Printing/LaserWriter/LaserWriter_Utility_%287.6.2%29.hqx>

If you have a non-Apple printer, you may have more luck with the
similar PSTool from Adobe, available at

<URL:ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/misc/programs/pstool.sea.hqx>

These utilities allow you to send files to the printer in such
a way that PostScript commands get interpreted as PostScript rather
than as text to be printed. If you're printing to a PostScript
printer connected to something other than a Macintosh, you'll need
to consult your local system gurus. A simple "lpr filename.ps"
works on my Sparc, but your mileage may vary.

 

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