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From:  "Angus B. Grieve-Smith"
Date:  Mon Apr 17, 2000  11:24 am
Subject:  Re: Questions About Acrobat .PDF files

On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> it may be that we could use the Postscript command (under
> Setup under Printing in SignWriter) to "print a postscript file"..in
> other words..instead of printing to a printer ...instead "print to
> disk"...and then that Postscript file on disk, could be brought into
> Acrobat and we could have a .pdf file of a SignWriter document.

Okay, it worked for me! Here's what I did under Windows 95 to
set it up; it should work under any version of Windows:

1) Install Ghostscript and Ghostview (<http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost>).

2) Download prn2file, a DOS utility from PC Magazine, from Shareware.com
<http://shareware.cnet.com/shareware/0-13628-500-1096192.html?tag=st.sw.16165_50\
1_1.lst.titledetail>,
unzip it and put prn2file.com into the SW43 directory.

3) Run SW and set my printer to Postscript on LPT2.

And here's what I did to print:

1) Open a DOS window

2) Type "prn2file /P2 test.ps" to redirect LPT2 printing to a file called
"test.ps".

3) Run SW and print the file.

4) Open the file "test.ps" in Ghostview; it works.

5) Print the file to the "pdfwrite" device, and check "print to file."

6) Specify the file name (I used "test.pdf".

Ghostscript saved the file to the same directory, and I was able
to open it with Acrobat Reader. I've attached it here.

--
-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
Linguistics Department
University of New Mexico


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  Replies Author Date
3209 My first question about SignWriter & .PDF files Valerie Sutton Mon  4/17/2000
3213 Re: My first question about SignWriter & .PDF fil Angus B. Grieve-Smith Mon  4/17/2000
3214 Re: My first question about SignWriter & .PDF fil Valerie Sutton Mon  4/17/2000
3217 Re: My first question about SignWriter & .PDF fil Angus B. Grieve-Smith Mon  4/17/2000
3220 Angus - Thank you!!! :-) Valerie Sutton Tue  4/18/2000
3222 More wonderful features with .PDF! Valerie Sutton Tue  4/18/2000
3224 Re: More wonderful features with .PDF! Angus B. Grieve-Smith Tue  4/18/2000
3225 Re: More wonderful features with .PDF! Valerie Sutton Tue  4/18/2000
3229 Re: More wonderful features with .PDF! Angus B. Grieve-Smith Tue  4/18/2000

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