Re: viewing postscript (.prn) files

Subject: Re: viewing postscript (.prn) files
From: stefan <stefanw -at- MAILBOX -dot- CALYPSO -dot- NET>
Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 17:45:09 +0200

try ghostview. it works fines for most postscript files and its free.

stefan w

johnmc -at- opennt -dot- com skrev i meddelandet <6jth2e$pad$1 -at- nnrp1 -dot- dejanews -dot- com>...
>In article <01bd836b$80dc4320$8c0fd0cf -at- hmchou>,
> "hm chou" <hchou -at- interaccess -dot- com> wrote:
>> is there a way to view postscript files in Windows/Macs? i remember a
>> ago an application called GhostView (or similarly named), but i could
>> get it to work on my wintel machine. any suggestions?
>It's a tough one to set up, all right, but when you get it going, it's
>probably the best thing going.
>The only alternative I can think of is, if you have the Adobe distiller
>(not free software), you can convert the postscript output to PDF format
>and view with Adobe's free viewer. Not a great solution, I admit. (Is
>there a free distiller anywhere?)
>Whatever you use, make sure you check the postscript file first. You want
>the first line to begin with %!PS-Adobe-3.0 (or 2.0 or 1.0) and you
>want the last line to be %%EOF.
>With some printer drivers (notably HP Laserjets with Postscript), there
>may be binary commands on the first three lines and the last two lines,
>intended to tell the printer it's time to do the PostScript thing.
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