Postscript from GRASS
malcolm at cast.uark.edu
Fri Jul 15 15:16:16 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 ?
We produce D-size (24" x 36") PostScript output with ps.map - no problem. The
only trick is to make sure that your ps.device/___ file really reflects the
printable page area of your printer.
> 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
> command ?
It's never caused any grief on any of our software (NewsPrint, Freedom of Press,
Ghostview). If you really want the latest info, get _PostScript Language
Reference Manual_, Second Ed., from Addison Wesley.
> Many thanks again,
> Steve Culshaw
> NRA North West
> e-mail : nra at cix.compulink.co.uk (use this for general usage)
> or sculshaw at cix.compulink.co.uk (Private - only checked at best
Malcolm D. Williamson - GIS Specialist E-mail: malcolm at cast.uark.edu
Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies Telephone: (501) 575-6159
Ozark Rm. 12 Fax: (501) 575-3846
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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