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Postscript mutilates font

I am using the DejaVu Serif font in LibreOffice 7.5.4.2. An exported PDF looks like this: However, when I print that PDF (or export it into PostScript), it transforms to: The italic "M" is ...
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linux add bleed to pdf that is the average colour of the page

because of inexperience with professional printing, we did not take bleed margin into account when creating a small magazine. A lot of pages have text cut off because of this. We can reprint them, but ...
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Is there a macOS command line tool for converting eps or ps files to pdf?

I have some eps files that I would like to convert to PDF. I used to be able to open these in Preview, but Apple has removed the ability of Preview to open EPS files in Ventura.
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Printing issue (OFFENDING COMMAND: @PJL) with CUPS to Lexmark MX622ade that is set to PCL language

A Lexmark MX622 printer configured to use PCL as default language does not print using CUPS (that seems to prefer PostScript): I could print a test page (openSUSE Leap 15.4 using YaST2) successfully, ...
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How do I debug a problematic PDF?

I received some PDFs from the US Internal Revenue Service (notices with unique information for me, and yes, I trust they really came from the IRS) that crash the 2 very different HP printers I tried ...
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troubleshooting wrong postscript font name in photoshop

Can anyone give me some more tips on how to fix/troubleshoot postscript font names? We have several computers that run scripts in photoshop and on most, photoshop has a postscript font name of Trocchi....
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How do I install on Windows a printer shared from cups on Linux?

I got an industrial printer that doesn't have drivers for Windows. Someone wrote a driver for Linux and it works great. I want to print from Windows. The Adobe PS Drivers are discontinued and all ...
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Windows 10, how to use a PPD file for a network postscript printer?

A network postscript printer was manually configured to use the "Microsoft PS Class Driver" and it will print. However, the driver knows nothing about the printer, like resolution or duplexing (...
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How and why do PDF renderers replace chars

If you take a look at https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/devnet/font/pdfs/5176.CFF.pdf at page 6 the second point is called Predefined Encodings 37 but the postscript for this sentence reads: ...
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Fast way to print into a Dot Matrix printer

I have an EPSON FX printer, I generate PDF reports, 500-600 pages, when I send to print is too slow, because is printed as image. Searching in web I foud many options: -PostScript -PCL -ESC/P ...
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Insert an PostScript object in constrained location

I have a PostScript object having a known bbox. I want to insert this object into the current image where I known the bbox which this inserted object should have in the current user space. How can I ...
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2 HTML pages generated by the same code print out at different sizes, even though the sizes are identical in the browser

We have two pages generated by a vendor solution the we have customized. The pages are of the same type (that is, the same forms are filled out to create the HTML that is printed.) The only thing that ...
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Change format of images (from PS to EPS) using Ghostscript

I have a question from experts in using Ghostscript. I am new in using this software. How can I change the format of an image from PS to EPS using Ghostscript?
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How to change screening (halftone pattern) of my printer Cups driver?

I am using CUPS with the printer driver which use "application/vnd.cups-raster 10 rastertopj" and i am trying to get the look of dither 4x4 print/output but i am clueless where to change the setting ...
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Win10 Postscript/TrueType fonts from server shows 0KB

I'm having a problem converting from a Mac to Windows at work. All the companies fonts are stored on a web server, and works like a charm on Mac, However, when I try to install PostScript & ...
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Generate a Printer File In Postscript for "Kyocera Mita FS-1020D KX"

Im trying to generate a post-printerdriver file to send it to a printer "on demand". I figured out how to do this by redirecting the printeroutput to a file, that works ok. The problem is that i cant ...
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Use Windows 10 PC as a Postscript print server for Mac users on Network

This one seems very difficult to get my head around. We've just obtained a Sharp MX-2600N printer copier which is a very capable printer. This printer works very well with Windows users on my network ...
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Converting PJL/PCL to pdf

I have a non-readable PJL file, which I try to convert into something human-readable (e.g. pdf). The PJL commands are as follows (followed by the actual print-job): %-12345X@PJL JOB NAME = "{**...
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How to open this file? *.ps.gz

Please somebody help me to open this file . I am not able to open it/unzip it after downloading.I always get an error when I try to unzip using 7zip.
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Cut-paste produces squares from a PDF created with GNU Ghostscript

A PDF from the net looks fine in Chrome or PDF reader/editor, viz: However, if I try to copy-paste that page, either to MS word or a text editor, this is what I get: I tried the suggestions of PDF ...
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Create file suitable for printing on Brother HL-L2340D

I have a network Brother HL-L2340D printer on my system (Ubuntu 14.04LTS). I can print to it, for example from gedit. All good. The printer documentation and some experimentation suggest it is also ...
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Force a header to print onto each page of a print job in windows?

Is there a way through the printer settings, in Windows, such that each print job would have a header printed on each page?
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View a colorful PDF/PS without colors, as it would look like when printed

I am working on an article with colorful drawings, but because it will be printed on black-and-white printers, I want to make sure it looks good without colors. I have Ubuntu and currently use Evince ...
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Printer (Kyocera P602cdn) randomly prints out postscript code

I am using a Kyocera P602cdn printer (latest drivers from their website) with CUPS (1.7.2) on Linux Mint (kernel 3.13.0-48). In around 50% of my print jobs not the document comes out but postscript ...
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Repair borken Postscript file which only ubuntu opens

I try to convert the postscript file from the link to a pdf which I can view in any computer. When I try to convert it I get error about the stack: Error: /rangecheck in --getinterval-- Operand stack:...
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PDF w/Security - Removing "mark currentfile eexec" trick isn't working when I distill

I'm trying to copy the text from a PDF into Excel. Problem is the PDF is password protected disabling the copy function. The text can easily be copied used Windows XPS viewer, Onenote, and other ...
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Printer Job Language --> PDF

I have received a non-human readable file which I would like to make human readable. How would I go about getting the text content from the following file: thufir@dur:~/Documents$ thufir@dur:~/...
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PostScript - Infinite paper size

I've been making a program for a project of mine that creates a PostScript file whose output then I have to analyze. The problem is indeed in the output, since the graphics consist of some hundred ...
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Controlling your printer with .ps files

I am trying to construct a laser cutter and I have chosen the motor mechanism from an old inkjet printer to be my X axis. I have also been wondering if I can control it via .ps scripts. Is it possible?...
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ImageMagick delegate library error

I have recently installed ImageMagick and I am trying to use it to convert postscript files to .gif images. I ran the post installation test: /usr/local/bin/convert logo: logo.gif This works ...
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How to create eps with transparent background?

I like to create an .eps file with a transparent background. I tried Gimp and InkScape but it looks like I haven't been successful. Is the a special trick for this or is my software just not capable ...
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Graphics editor that represents everything as code/script/markup?

When I'm creating graphics in Photoshop or Illustrator, I often wish my work was entirely represented by some plain-text format so that I could dive down and make rapid changes without doing too much ...
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How to convert A4 size postscript to pdf in Linux

I am trying to convert A4-sized PS documents to PDF. I am using PS2PDF, but it clips off the right side of the (landscape) page. Some googling has revealed that ps2pdf always crops to letter-sized ...
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"Removing" PDF embedded fonts without PostScript

I have some PDFs that have embedded fonts, which won't display in Preview in OS X (as far as I know, due to a bug in Preview). To fix this, I ran the PDF through pdf2ps and then back through ps2pdf, ...
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How can I print multiple file types in Windows from the command line?

I have setup a PostScript printer called PSPinter to the FILE port. I can go into various programs (MS Word, Excel, Acrobat, etc.), and print the document to this printer. It asks me for a file name, ...
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Why do printers have resident fonts, and how do I use them?

Many printers specify that they have resident fonts--often dozens of them. I could understand why this was necessary years ago, when perhaps the choice was to use a resident font or to print the whole ...
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Postscript to png conversion loss

When converting Postscript files to PNG, is there any loss of fidelity in the converted files? The postscript files are scanned at 1200DPI. If there is such loss, how can it be kept minimum? I'm ...
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Default zoom for eps file

I have an EPS file that, for whatever reason, looks very small on the screen when I open it with an EPS viewer (gv, in my case... but it looks the same regardless of viewer). I have to immediately ...
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Does Adobe PDF mean that a designer can use a non-postscript printer to proof for fonts etc?

I've had to buy a new printer to replace my wonderful postscript HPLaserjet 4M, because my new mac won't talk to it. I've just realised that the new printer I've ordered is not postscript. (It's a OKI ...
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In gimp, why "save as" ps and "print to file" in pdf?

I want to save an image opened in Gimp in PDF format. But when I click "Save As", the closest format to PDF is PS. I later learned that I can click on "Print", and then select "Print to File" in PDF ...
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Why is my TrueType Font messing up in Acrobat 7.0 Professional

I have a PDF made (500 pages long) of different part numbers for my business, with their descriptions and prices. I'm using a truetype font so that fractions apear as actual fractions and not 1/8 with ...
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Ghostscript: how do I find out what fonts are available?

In Ghostscript, on a windows xp pc with an inkjet printer, how can I see a sample of the fonts available on my system? I need to know what they are called to invoke them, and it would be useful to ...
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How Can I determine the page count from a postscript file (generated by Opera)?

I don't know the postscript language. I have a duplex printing emulation system written in bash. It prints the odd pages first and then the even pages. It needs to know if there's an odd page count ...
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Old postscript printer, document with big images produces empty pages

I've got a PDF document with very large pictures (high quality, high DPI, filling whole pages). I wanted to print it on my HP LaserJet 2200dn, but instead of the pictures I get empty pages. I assume ...
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Why provide a postscript document?

I have seen many people linking postscript versions of their resume along with the pdf versions. What purpose does it serve?
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How to print PDF to postscript in OSX?

I have a (legally obtained) PDF that has DRM protection on it. This particular PDF cannot be opened in Preview.app so I'm stuck opening it in Adobe Reader.app. This is particularly annoying because ...
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Printable A5 booklet on A4 sheets from A5 pages using psutils, pstops and CUPS?

I want to create a CUPS printer queue which accepts books with A5 pages and automatically arranges them as booklets on A4 paper before printing them. Essentially, this is done wonderfully using the ...
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How to convert PDF to ASCII Postscript so the contained text can be searched/replaced?

According to Chapter 3.2 of the PostScript Language Reference, "there are three encodings for the PostScript language:ASCII, binary token, and binary object sequence". We've been generating PDF files ...
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In Emacs, how does one add custom TrueType fonts to ps-print?

I'm customizing Emacs to print to PostScript with custom faces. I've found this reference, which explains how to add Helvetica. To emacs ps-print. I'm trying to use Consolas, so I used the following ...
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Why is rendering PostScript much slower than rendering PDF?

I always thought that PDFs and PostScript files are quite similar, even though PostScript is a turing complete language. Is there a reason PostScript is a lot slower when rendering (tried with evince ...
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