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*The Real JD
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Postscript Printer Driver

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05-13-2005 12:30 PM
I'm looking for a Postscript pritner driver to print out to EPS.

I know AutoCAD has one that you can load, but I'm looking for a windows
system printer that does the same thing. I was hoping that the Adobe
Postscript Printer Driver would be able to do that, but it doesn't support
large sheets. The only paper sizes available through that printer was up to
legal size sheets.

Any recommentdations for one? Using winxp pro
*The Real JD
Message 2 of 6 (203 Views)

Re: Postscript Printer Driver

05-13-2005 01:13 PM in reply to: *The Real JD
I'd like a Postscript printer driver that will automatically name the file
*.EPS or *.PS much like the Postscript Level 2 Print driver does in AutoCAD.

Any recommentdations for one? Using winxp pro
*Govert J. Knopper
Message 3 of 6 (203 Views)

Re: Postscript Printer Driver

05-14-2005 08:37 AM in reply to: *The Real JD
The Adobe driver does support large sizes. The page sizes are defined in
the PPD. You probably installed the driver with the "generic.ppd"; you
can find many more PPD's at Adobes's website for specific printers
(http://www.adobe.com/products/printerdrivers/winppd.html). Besides you
can create your own (or easier edit an existing one); it's an ASCII file
that you can edit with a simple text editor). A PPD that supports many
large sizes is a.o. also included with GhostScript. Automatic naming is
another point. I would do it with a Lisp routine.

Govert

The Real JD schreef:
> I'd like a Postscript printer driver that will automatically name the file
> *.EPS or *.PS much like the Postscript Level 2 Print driver does in AutoCAD.
>
> Any recommentdations for one? Using winxp pro
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peter.ashby
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Message 4 of 6 (203 Views)

Re: Postscript Printer Driver

05-16-2005 02:41 AM in reply to: *The Real JD
You can add larger sizes to your pdf printer by going into the printer folder in windows, clicking file, then server properties, add a form that specifies your larger page size, then all PS printers will have access to that new 'form' we used this method to add A1 and A0 print sizes for PDF995.
*The Real JD
Message 5 of 6 (203 Views)

Re: Postscript Printer Driver

05-16-2005 08:13 AM in reply to: *The Real JD
Thanks for the info... PPD files are completely new to me! I like learning
something new.
I installed the Adobe PS print driver using the ghostscript.ppd. I've got my
large sheet sizes now.

When i print to it, it asks for a filename (my port is set to FILE).

I see no settings to change or configure the port so that is automatically
names the file for me.
Ie, i print file abc.ext and i want the file to be names abc.ps or abc.eps
or abc.prn automatically in a pre-determined location.

Because this is something i want to use outside of AutoCAD i can't use lisp.
(not that i would know how to do that)

Thanks for all your help!

"Govert J. Knopper" wrote in message
news:4845170@discussion.autodesk.com...
The Adobe driver does support large sizes. The page sizes are defined in
the PPD. You probably installed the driver with the "generic.ppd"; you
can find many more PPD's at Adobes's website for specific printers
(http://www.adobe.com/products/printerdrivers/winppd.html). Besides you
can create your own (or easier edit an existing one); it's an ASCII file
that you can edit with a simple text editor). A PPD that supports many
large sizes is a.o. also included with GhostScript. Automatic naming is
another point. I would do it with a Lisp routine.

Govert

The Real JD schreef:
> I'd like a Postscript printer driver that will automatically name the file
> *.EPS or *.PS much like the Postscript Level 2 Print driver does in
AutoCAD.
>
> Any recommentdations for one? Using winxp pro
*Govert J. Knopper
Message 6 of 6 (203 Views)

Re: Postscript Printer Driver

05-16-2005 11:58 AM in reply to: *The Real JD
Glad you discovered the role of the PPD. As for the file name: you can
create a port that will output to a file with a fixed name. Afaik there is
no setting to let the driver automatically name output files. I believe this
can only be done programmatically.

Govert

"The Real JD" schreef in bericht
news:4845912@discussion.autodesk.com...
Thanks for the info... PPD files are completely new to me! I like learning
something new.
I installed the Adobe PS print driver using the ghostscript.ppd. I've got my
large sheet sizes now.

When i print to it, it asks for a filename (my port is set to FILE).

I see no settings to change or configure the port so that is automatically
names the file for me.
Ie, i print file abc.ext and i want the file to be names abc.ps or abc.eps
or abc.prn automatically in a pre-determined location.

Because this is something i want to use outside of AutoCAD i can't use lisp.
(not that i would know how to do that)

Thanks for all your help!

"Govert J. Knopper" wrote in message
news:4845170@discussion.autodesk.com...
The Adobe driver does support large sizes. The page sizes are defined in
the PPD. You probably installed the driver with the "generic.ppd"; you
can find many more PPD's at Adobes's website for specific printers
(http://www.adobe.com/products/printerdrivers/winppd.html). Besides you
can create your own (or easier edit an existing one); it's an ASCII file
that you can edit with a simple text editor). A PPD that supports many
large sizes is a.o. also included with GhostScript. Automatic naming is
another point. I would do it with a Lisp routine.

Govert

The Real JD schreef:
> I'd like a Postscript printer driver that will automatically name the file
> *.EPS or *.PS much like the Postscript Level 2 Print driver does in
AutoCAD.
>
> Any recommentdations for one? Using winxp pro
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