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Re: Printing to Postscript (Re: Converting M$ Word --> PDF)by peterr (Scribe)
|on Jan 24, 2004 at 03:23 UTC||Need Help??|
Go to your Printers control panel, create a New Printer, use the driver for the Apple LaserWriter (included with most if not all versions of Windows) and set it to print to file, rather than to a real printer. When you print to that "printer", it will ask you for a filename -- end the filename in ".ps" (stands for PostScript).
Did as per the instructions, and when in Word and using _that_ driver to print, it printed to file, but the extension was .PRN ? When I added the driver, there were HEAPS of Apple LaserWriter ones, I just selected the default. Under the printer options, there were some PS options, so maybe I'll have to read up on that. This is a Win95 box, dinasour stuff
These files can then be opened in GSView (or Acrobat Reader, I think) or converted to Acrobat's (un)Portable Document Format using ps2pdf.
Okay, when I get the files to print to PS format, I'll try that.
However, this method will require manual opening and printing-to-file of each and every document, which isn't what you asked for in your original post and is probably not what you really want to do, unless you're only doing a few documents. (If you *are* doing only a handful of documents, then it's an easy way out, which is why I explained it.)
Well, it is only for a few, but I guess once I can do it, I'll want to do it more. :)