Postscript from GRASS
N R A
nra at cix.compulink.co.uk
Wed Jul 13 12:19:00 EDT 1994
Sorry to keep going on about this topic, but I need help - again 8-)
I know I've asked some of these questions before, but I'm so confused.
I've therefore tried to put together a cohesive set.
(i) I seem to be getting conflicting information concerning the ability
of GRASS to produce A3 Postscript - can anyone confirm that they have
produced full A3 sized maps from GRASS ?
(ii) I have finally found the switch in ghostscript which sets the size
of paper (surprise, surprise -sPAPERSIZE=a3 !). Now when I view my test
A3 output, the X11 image suggests that the output is sized for an A3
piece of paper - tried an A4 output and it only filled part of the page.
This suggests that the answer to (i) above is 'yes it can'
It would seem that the Postscript file from GRASS has the instructions
for all the lines in, but when I try it with our HPXL300 the output is
clipped - in the same way as printing to an A4 piece of paper
(iii) Has anyone produced A3 output from GRASS on a HPXL300 with
Postscript option ?
(iv) Is there some way to tell the XL300 that it should be printing on a
A3 sheet, cf. the way I can set ghostscript ?
Our XL300 only has 6Mbytes of memory, but the map is fairly simple - the
Postscript file is only about 60Kbytes.
(v) could the memory of the XL300 not be enough ? (we have some more on
order, but I'm impatient)
A recent message concerning 'Printing tabloid .. on HP' had some info.
about amending the Postscript file pagesize by adding the command
<</PageSize [792 1224]>> setpagedevice
However when I tried adding this ghostscript and the XL300 both
complained and our LaserIV just didn't do anything ?
(vi) Is this command correct ? - it doesn't look like any of the other
commands in the Postscript
(vii) Is the GRASS Postscript therefore missing the correct ? form of the
Many thanks again,
NRA North West
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