Postscript on the screen
mangalam at SALK-SC2.SDSC.EDU
Wed Jan 13 13:11:08 EST 1993
Jean-Loup Risler writes:
> Here is a simple question: suppose I write a program in Postscript in order
> to produce a nice and beautiful scientific drawing. Now I want to have a look
> at it.
> - I can print it on our laser printer attached to the Vax
> - I can no more print it with my Mac because the version of SendPS that I
> used does not work with System 7. Does anyone know where I could retrieve
> a recent version of SendPS ?
> - I can display it on our VaxStation thanks to Display Postscript.
> - I'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO DISPLAY A POSTSCRIPT FILE ON MY MACINTOSH SCREEN!
> This is really ridiculous. Does anyone know of a program which enables to
> display a Postcript file onto a Mac screen ?
There is a program called Ghostscript which will do just this. It's
available from the Info-Mac archives (and probably from the FUNET
archives). It was just recently posted in Mac-executable form (but it
operates in a text window - it's a first release). Here's some gopher'ed
info (from info-mac.src):
Info Mac Digest
finchm at csugrad.cs.vt.edu (Michael 'Job Hunt' Finch)
Info-Mac Digest V11 #2: [*] Ghostscriptbinary.sea.hqx
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1993 11:51:16 -0500 (EST)
From: finchm at csugrad.cs.vt.edu (Michael 'Job Hunt' Finch)
Subject: [*] Ghostscriptbinary.sea.hqx
GNU Ghostscript version 2.5.1
Supports preview, ps->PICT, ps->gif, ps->ppm, ps->pbm, and
This version has a UN*X style command interface, a mac style interface is
in the works.
Requires: 32 bit color quickdraw.
The fonts for ghostscript can be found on most FTP sites with the GNU
[Archived as /info-mac/util/ghostscript-251.hqx; 556K]
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