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Printing Trees from PHYLIP

Rick Palmer rick at uhunix.uhcc.hawaii.edu
Wed Nov 29 03:03:54 EST 1995

joe at evolution.genetics.washington.edu (Joe Felsenstein) wrote:
>In article <48tn3g$if4 at st-james.comp.vuw.ac.nz>,
>Thomas  <Thomas.Buckley at vuw.ac.nz> wrote:
>>I am running PHYLIP on a 486 IBM PC with a HP desk-jet printer.  I have 
>>been unable to get output from DRAWTREE and DRAWGRAM to print. 
>>Apparently Files from DRAWTREE and DRAWGRAM will not print on a desk-
>>jet printer.  However, I have heard that such files can by imported into
>>a PC draw program, edited, and printed from there.  Could anyone who
>>knows of such a program, and how to do this, please contact me.
>Deskjets can't handle the PCL we generate, apparently because of a
>context switch that we do at the beginning and end of the plot file.  We
>Hope top correct that.  Anyone who can recompile out programs could ask
>me for the fix, and that would be a good test of it.
>The PCX file format which we have in these programs would be readable into
>many raster-oriented paint programs.  PICT might work too on some vector
>oriented drawing programs.  But I am not aware of a draw or paint program
>that reads PCL.
>Joe Felsenstein         joe at genetics.washington.edu     (IP No.
> Dept. of Genetics, Univ. of Washington, Box 357360, Seattle, WA 98195-7360 USA

I rename and save the outfile as a .txt file, import to MS Word and edit 
the file as a document (I use Courier font).  Printing is then a piece of 
cake.  This, of course, does not produce publication quality graphics, 
but it at least allows you to print.


Rick Palmer

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