Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Nov 2 04:47:33 EST 2006

Am 02.11.2006 um 07:55 schrieb Friedrich Vosberg:

>>> What is the reason for that behaviour?
>> An incorrectly set up printer? Using CUPS for "printing" instead  
>> of the printer's PostScript PPD?
> No. I do not use the CUPS driver. Or do I?

Check it in Printer Setup Utility (Drucker-Dienstprogramm)! Here it  
should be listed with its proper name and which type of printer it  
is, i.e. your <printer queue name> in one column and something  
printer and model and engine specific like "Xerox Phaser 3500 DN PS  
v3010.106" in the next one.

> I've installed the original Xerox Driver. But I'm wondering why in / 
> Library/PPDs/Contents/Ressources/de.proj isn't installed a PPD file  
> for the Xerox Phaser 3500 DN but for 7300 DN.
> And I'm wondering why in ../de.lproj is installed a file Xerox  
> Phaser 3500.gz.

Me too! I only have these for my printer:

-rw-r--r--   1 root   lp     42077 26 Jul 15:08 /private/etc/cups/ppd/ 
-rw-r--r--   1 admin  admin  42077 27 Okt  2002 /usr/share/cups/model/ 

>>> How can I avoid this failure?
>> You could try simpdftex to see whether this path produces the same  
>> error ...
> How should I use simpdftex? There is no man page at my system and  
> no manual file.

Simpdftex --help gives some pointers. I think it's 'simpdftex latex  
<latex file>' or 'simpdftex tex <tex file>' + any of the extra  
options. Or, by hand:

	(la)tex -output-format=dvi <(la)tex file>
	dvips -o file.ps file.dvi
	ps2pdf file.ps

Mit friedvollen Grüßen


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