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Old 11-01-2003, 11:43 AM   #1
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Printing PDF-like files


I know that when you print in Mandrake 9.1, you can select to print to a file and it saves it as a postscript file (*.ps). However, when you open it, it only loads texts and colors and will not show any pictures. Even when I use the command 'ps2pdf' and convert it into a PDF file, there are still no pictures.

When I go into Windows and use Adobe Acrobat and print a web page or whatever, it saves the images in the PDF document.

Is there a way to get pictures into the document? Or, is there a software that is equivalent to what Adobe Acrobat can do?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:15 PM   #2
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What application are you attempting to print from ?

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Old 11-01-2003, 12:16 PM   #3
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What application are you attempting to print from ?

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The stuff I usually want to save to PDF are webpages. I am printing from Mozilla Firebird version 0.7. Do you think it is the Firebird browser or the settings?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:32 PM   #4
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I'm not sure but I suspect its related to the browser or its configuration.

I'm using Mozilla 1.5 and I find that printing works nicely.

Make sure that when you print, in addition to selecting "Print to file", that you also select "Postscript/default" as the printer. Also check through the different preferences and make sure you haven't got a "Print images" preference deactivated somewhere.

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Old 11-01-2003, 01:29 PM   #5
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I'm not sure but I suspect its related to the browser or its configuration.

I'm using Mozilla 1.5 and I find that printing works nicely.

Make sure that when you print, in addition to selecting "Print to file", that you also select "Postscript/default" as the printer. Also check through the different preferences and make sure you haven't got a "Print images" preference deactivated somewhere.

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Maybe you are right. I will go to the Mozilla forums and bring up this issue.

Here's my print command, if it helps:

lpr ${MOZ_PRINTER_NAME:+'-P'}${MOZ_PRINTER_NAME}
 
Old 11-01-2003, 01:51 PM   #6
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The printer command shouldn't make any difference if you're printing to a file (the printer selected can however -- you want Postscript/default for that).

Tim
 
Old 11-01-2003, 02:30 PM   #7
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The printer command shouldn't make any difference if you're printing to a file (the printer selected can however -- you want Postscript/default for that).

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glad to know that was useless. I have posted my question on the Mozilla forum. Hopefully someone will get back to me. If I find a solution, I will post it here.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:53 PM   #8
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PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

The problem is with KGhostview!

If I run from the console using 'ghostview' <filename>.ps then everything shows up perfectly. So something is funky with kghostview.
 
  


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