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PS630

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 18 August 1992
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NAME

ps630---convert Diablo 630 print files to POSTSCRIPT language format  

SYNOPSIS

ps630 [ -fbodyfont ] [ -Fboldfont ] [ -spitch ] [ -pfile ] [ files ]  

DESCRIPTION

ps630 reads in files (Diablo 630-format print files) and converts them to POSTSCRIPT language format for printing on a POSTSCRIPT printer. If no files are specified, the standard input is used. By default, the POSTSCRIPT language program is sent to the standard output. ps630 can convert nroff files generated with the -Txerox switch. Typewheel emulation information may be specified as options. Font specifications (for bold and regular) are POSTSCRIPT font names (e.g., Times-Roman, Times-Bold, Courier-Bold, Courier-BoldOblique). 10, 12, or 15 characters per inch may be selected.

The possible options are:

-fbodyfont
sets the font to be used for normal printing. The default is Courier.
-Fboldfont
sets the font to be used for boldface. The default is Courier-Bold.
-spitch
selects type size for printing (both the regular and bold fonts are scaled to this size). Pitch is in characters per inch and must be 10, 12, or 15. The default is 12.
-pfile
causes the POSTSCRIPT language document to be written to the named file rather than the standard output.
 

ENVIRONMENT

PSLIBDIR
path name of a directory to use instead of XPSLIBDIRX for the ps630 prologue
 

SEE ALSO

transcript(1), enscript(1), nroff(1)
Diablo 630 documentation  

AUTHOR

Adobe Systems Incorporated  

BUGS

Some applications produce "bold" by double striking a character. This will not appear as bold when translated into the POSTSCRIPT language. Only the bold produced by issuing the proper Diablo command sequence (escape-O) will result in bold characters.

The output of ps630 cannot be page-reversed.

Times-Roman and Helvetica are narrow fonts that may look squeezed if no adjustment of page width is made by the application.

The following Diablo 630 commands are not supported: print suppression, HY-Plot, extended character set, downloading print wheel information or program mode, page lengths other than 11 inches, paper feeder control, hammer energy control, remote diagnostic, backward printing control (note, however, that "reverse printing" is supported).  

NOTES

POSTSCRIPT is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Times and Helvetica are registered trademarks of Linotype.
Diablo Systems, Inc. is a Xerox Company.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
ENVIRONMENT
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
BUGS
NOTES

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