[OS X TeX] Changing dvips-distiller configuration

Dennis Kletzing dkletzing at cfl.rr.com
Mon Sep 16 10:49:24 EDT 2013


Thanks. I wish I could just use pdflatex also, but I'm doing work for a commercial printer who wants final files at 2400dpi prepared using Prinergy Refiner, a virtual printer for high-end printing that they use in their imposition software. As I mentioned, everything worked fine when I was using Textures but with TeXShop I don't know how to do it properly.

On Sep 16, 2013, at 10:41 AM, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE> wrote:

> Am 16.09.2013 um 16:17 schrieb Dennis Kletzing:
>> I'm trying to change the way the .ps file is created. In the old days using Textures, the output window was a dvi file. I could print this window using my Printer A to create a .ps file, which I then passed through Adobe Distiller with appropriate job options to get the final pdf. 
> If you want to create DVI output you just need to use "latex" (or "tex") instead of "pdflatex" (or "pdftex"). But there aren't so many use cases for DVI – we're now in the third millennium of the so-called christian calculation of times. The PDF created by "pdflatex" (or "pdftex") directly today is quite excellent. It has options to include or exclude fonts etc.
> In the old days you could use /System/Library/Printers/Libraries/convert to convert a PS file to PDF using the printer's PPD file, the way Mac OS X did print by pressing ⌘P. This old programme is now /usr/sbin/cupsfilter.
> Can you describe why you need the complicated way of TeX -> DVI -> PS -> PDF -> PDF?
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