[OS X TeX] Preview Printing
ionita at dixie.edu
Mon Nov 3 10:46:48 EST 2008
I have installed the PS driver from the Canon website but still no luck.
Again I am using TexShop with MacTex 2008 on Mac OS X 10.5.5 and using
the PdfTex option. If I print from texShop, Preview or Skim the math
characters don't show up (or to be exact they show weird like
triangles or dots). I can see them on the screen correctly. If I print
from Adobe reader, they come out correctly.
Again thank you all for the help.
On Nov 1, 2008, at 12:42 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 01.11.2008 um 17:56 schrieb Ionita, Costel:
>> Which printer are you using?
>> Canon IR5055 which is a TCP/IP printer
> Networking or USB or FireWire or WLAN plays no role here. The
> question is whether this printer can print PostScript or PDF vectors
> natively or whether it only understands dumb pixels. If the latter
> is true, then some programme needs to convert PS or PDF vectors
> first into pixels that are then sent to the printer, for some while.
> And this raster process on the host, your Mac, can be very, very
>> How did you install the printer?
>> I used the driver from canon UFRII v 1.80
> There are two ways in case of PostScript printers: selecting a
> "driver," i.e., a faulty rasteriser, or selecting a PPD file that
> makes the installed printer a PostScript and PDF printer that does
> not need any rasterisation on the Mac.
>> Which PPD file did you use?
>> I don't know what that is.
> This is a PostScript Printer Description (by Adobe). It enables to
> print PostScript and PDF. Usually UNIX computer are evolved to use
> them. And you should choose to install a PostScript and PDF printer
> for TeX (and I would have preferred to learn whether you used dvips
> or pdfTeX directly or XeTeX from which distribution).
> Claiming that the Macintosh is inferior to Windows because most
> people use Windows, is like saying that all other restaurants serve
> food that is inferior to McDonald's.
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