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Offline radzik

Print to PDF (PS)
« on: May 18, 2010, 11:55:17 PM »
I'm dreaming about print from AmigaWriter or things to pdf. As I know first I must print to PS. I have OS 3.9, so I have in Devs/Printers PostScript printer and what next? Should I use CMD from Tools? Should I change tooltypes of it? I must use InitPrinter?
When I click CMD and then try to print my Ami hangs... I have never got real/virtual printer under Amiga.
Amiga 2000 2 MB Chip ECS, Blizzard 2060/60 MHz 128 MB Fast, Picasso II+, Deneb USB, 160 GB & DVD-RW / OS 3.9
Amiga 1200, Blizzard PPC 233/040 256 MB Fast, BVision / OS4.0, OS3.9,  MOS 1.45
 

Offline Dandy

Re: Print to PDF (PS)
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 09:21:26 AM »
Quote from: radzik;559431


I'm dreaming about print from AmigaWriter or things to pdf. As I know first I must print to PS. I have OS 3.9, so I have in Devs/Printers PostScript printer and what next? Should I use CMD from Tools? Should I change tooltypes of it? I must use InitPrinter?
When I click CMD and then try to print my Ami hangs... I have never got real/virtual printer under Amiga.



Hmmmm - I always used TurboPrint since I got my first Miggy back in 1989.

I have to admit that I never had the need to use the PostScript feature up to now, but I know that TP supports it.

Regarding PDF:
1st option:
online conversion PostScript to PDF

2nd option:
online conversion RTF to PDF
Many wordprocessors for the Amiga offer RTF export, e.g. FinalWriter.
Here you can convert them online to PDF.

3rd option:
fxScan
Aside from scanning and being able to convert to PDF it offers "Optical Character Recognition" (or more commonly just "OCR")...

4th option:
PageStream
One of the world's best DTP programs with lots of features - including PDF...
All the best,

Dandy

Website maintained by me

If someone enjoys marching to military music, then I already despise him. He got his brain accidently - the bone marrow in his back would have been sufficient for him! (Albert Einstein)
 

Offline Gulliver

Re: Print to PDF (PS)
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010, 09:31:51 AM »
This will work and is free, it is Ghoscript 8.70
http://www.whoosh777.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
 

Offline Dandy

Re: Print to PDF (PS)
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010, 09:54:18 AM »
Quote from: Gulliver;559493


This will work and is free, it is Ghoscript 8.70
http://www.whoosh777.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk



Does Ghoscript 8.70 do PDF conversions?
All the best,

Dandy

Website maintained by me

If someone enjoys marching to military music, then I already despise him. He got his brain accidently - the bone marrow in his back would have been sufficient for him! (Albert Einstein)
 

Offline radzik

Re: Print to PDF (PS)
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2010, 12:48:45 PM »
Quote from: Dandy;559495
Does Ghoscript 8.70 do PDF conversions?

Yes and it works good. But how can I print to PS with OS 3.9 (without TurboPrint)? How to set up Postscript printer and CMD?

Eventually how setup Turbo Print? With which Printer (TurboPrint or WB)? When I try to do something and print to file (ram:prt) it isn't PS file.
Amiga 2000 2 MB Chip ECS, Blizzard 2060/60 MHz 128 MB Fast, Picasso II+, Deneb USB, 160 GB & DVD-RW / OS 3.9
Amiga 1200, Blizzard PPC 233/040 256 MB Fast, BVision / OS4.0, OS3.9,  MOS 1.45
 

Offline Dandy

Re: Print to PDF (PS)
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 11:13:30 AM »
Quote from: radzik;559516


Yes and it works good. But how can I print to PS with OS 3.9 (without TurboPrint)? How to set up Postscript printer and CMD?



Not sure why you insist in PostScript.
Just save your document as RTF (e.g. with FinalWriter) and convert it online...

I never had to bother with PS up to now.
What is it good for?

Quote from: radzik;559516


Eventually how setup Turbo Print? With which Printer (TurboPrint or WB)? When I try to do something and print to file (ram:prt) it isn't PS file.



Don't you have TP? It's definitively worth buying! Then you get the manual as well. I still have some older versions with manual - but all in German...

The list of supported printers is on the page I linked above.

IIRC, if you start TurboPrefs by presing + + , there's a checkbox  "Print to File" on the PostScript-tab...
All the best,

Dandy

Website maintained by me

If someone enjoys marching to military music, then I already despise him. He got his brain accidently - the bone marrow in his back would have been sufficient for him! (Albert Einstein)
 

Offline radzik

Re: Print to PDF (PS)
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 02:14:50 PM »
Quote from: Dandy;559890
Not sure why you insist in PostScript.
Just save your document as RTF (e.g. with FinalWriter) and convert it online...

I have AmigaWriter (I think it can export to RTF). But if I have document with pictures etc. can RTF manage it?

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I never had to bother with PS up to now.
What is it good for?
It's universal, and with PS printer I can print from evry soft I have.

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Don't you have TP? It's definitively worth buying! Then you get the manual as well. I still have some older versions with manual - but all in German...
Can I download demo from somewere, so I can check it if it works?
Amiga 2000 2 MB Chip ECS, Blizzard 2060/60 MHz 128 MB Fast, Picasso II+, Deneb USB, 160 GB & DVD-RW / OS 3.9
Amiga 1200, Blizzard PPC 233/040 256 MB Fast, BVision / OS4.0, OS3.9,  MOS 1.45