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Old 09-29-2003, 09:20 PM   #1
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~ how to edit postscript file ~


hi , how to i create,modify and edit postscript file from linux redhat ? what software should i intend to use ?

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Old 09-29-2003, 09:28 PM   #2
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You can do it with a text editor if you know what you're doing. The real question is: what are you trying to do? For example, I can print to a ps file from OpenOffice, or I can create a document with TeX, output it to dvi and then run it through dvips. If you want to create eps graphics, you'll need something like Sodipodi.

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Old 09-29-2003, 09:52 PM   #3
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i just want to modify and edit existing postscript file ...which software i shuld use ?

because i'm new in linux , how to i determine whether editor like TeX or laTeX are exist ? cause i didn't see it from my redhat6.0
 
Old 09-29-2003, 11:40 PM   #4
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a postscript file is just a text file so you can edit it with any editor if you know the 'language'.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 02:30 AM   #5
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u means i can edit with vi or emacs ?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 10:05 AM   #6
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yes. It will be code though.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 09:28 PM   #7
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quatsch , are u familiar with tex ? what command in order to open ps file ?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 11:46 PM   #8
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sorry, I'm not familiar with tex. But why do you want to use it? OpenOffice or any other editor will do just as well. Just open it as a text file.
 
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quatsch , are u familiar with tex ? what command in order to open ps file ?
TeX is a typesetting language, not a text editor. Use emacs, vi, or pico to open the postscript file. I doubt you'll be able to do much with it though.

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Old 10-01-2003, 12:50 AM   #10
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coz if i open it from open office , it can't display the graphic oso
 
Old 10-01-2003, 12:57 AM   #11
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To edit a P.S. file you should become a Postscript programmer guru first. P.S. files are ascii files, so, you can use any editor like vi. From other applications like Netscape, koffice, openoffice you can create P.S. files. So, if you want to edit a P.S. file just edit the "source" file. Some P.S. related commands are gs, a2ps, psnup, ps2pdf, etc.
 
  


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