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TRANSCRIPT

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 19 August 1992
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NAME

TRANSCRIPT---Programs for accessing POSTSCRIPT printers  

DESCRIPTION

The TRANSCRIPT package is a suite of UNIX programs that enables UNIX systems to access state-of-the-art POSTSCRIPT printers. The package transforms UNIX documents and graphics files into POSTSCRIPT language format. The POSTSCRIPT language is a device-independent programming language and print file format for describing the appearance of printed pages. POSTSCRIPT language documents can combine text, graphics, line art, and scanned images for printing on raster devices. POSTSCRIPT language files will print without modification on any POSTSCRIPT printer.

The TRANSCRIPT package includes translator filters for common UNIX document file formats like troff, ditroff, and plot. It also includes filters for "line-printer" listings, Diablo 630 print files, and Tektronix 4014 files. TRANSCRIPT software is fully integrated into the spooling architecture, and includes the communications filters necessary to print job banner pages, do page accounting, and perform communication with a POSTSCRIPT printer.

The following programs are provided with the TRANSCRIPT release. See the appropriate manual page for each filter for more details.

enscript
converts plain text files into POSTSCRIPT language format. Fonts, headings, and limited formatting options may be specified, as well as spooling options.
ps4014
converts Tektronix 4014 graphics terminal commands into POSTSCRIPT language format.
ps630
converts Diablo 630 word processing files into POSTSCRIPT language format.
psplot
converts UNIX plot(1) format files into POSTSCRIPT language format.
pslpr
Reverse page order and/or select specified pages in POSTSCRIPT language format files . Pslpr also provides other document management services such as font downloading, downloading of other resources such as procedure sets, and handling of printer-specific features. It is similar in function to psdman, but is invoked by the user, so the user has more control over things such as where fonts and resources are obtained. These services are provided for documents that conform to the Document Structuring Conventions. See the pslpr(1) manual page for a more complete description of this filter and its various functions.
psnup
prints multiple virtual pages on a single page, for documents that conform to the Document Structuring Conventions. See the psnup(1) manual page for a more complete description of this filter and its various functions.
psroff
converts [di]troff(1) input into POSTSCRIPT language format. This is actually a shell script. See the psroff(1) manual page for more information.
ptroff
converts [o]troff(1) input into POSTSCRIPT language format. This is actually a shell script. See the ptroff(1) manual page for more information.
psfax
prepares documents for sending as FAX transmissions from POSTSCRIPT printers with fax capabilities. See the psfax(1) manual page for more information.
psdraft
adds a draft string to a document. See the psdraft(1) manual page for more information.
ppanel
a Motif graphical user interface to the TRANSCRIPT programs. See the ppanel(1) manual page for more information.
pscomm
the program that performs serial communication with the POSTSCRIPT printer. This is normally invisible to the casual user. See the pscomm(8) manual page for a more complete description. qmscomm the program that performs network communication with a QMS POSTSCRIPT printer. This is normally invisible to the casual user. See the qmscomm(8) manual page for a more complete description. fpcomm the program that performs network communication with a POSTSCRIPT printer connected via a MiLAN FastPort box. This is normally invisible to the casual user. See the fpcomm(8) manual page for a more complete description. lpcomm the program that performs parallel communication with the POSTSCRIPT printer. This is normally invisible to the casual user. See the lpcomm(8) manual page for a more complete description. capcomm the program that performs Appletalk communication with the POSTSCRIPT printer. This is normally invisible to the casual user. See the capcomm(8) manual page for a more complete description.
psdman
the TRANSCRIPT document manager. Invoked by psinterface (System V), or psint.sh (BSD) to process print files. Calls enscript to convert text files to POSTSCRIPT language format, if necessary. psdman is normally invisible to the user and is not intended to be invoked in a command line. Psdman performs document management functions such as page reversal (if desired), font downloading, other resource downloading, and handling of printer-specific features for documents that conform to the Document Structuring Conventions. See the psdman(8) manual page for a more complete description.
 

FILES

XPSLIBDIRX
Most data files for the TRANSCRIPT package can be found in this directory
 

SEE ALSO

enscript(1), ps4014(1), ps630(1), psplot(1), pslpr(1), psroff(1), ptroff(1), psnup(1),psdman(1), psfonts(1), pssymbols(1), pscat(1), psdit(1), pscomm(8), afm(7), postscript(7), capcomm(8), qmscomm(8), fpcomm(8), lpcomm(8), psfax(1), psdraft(1), ppanel(1)  

AUTHOR

Adobe Systems Incorporated  

NOTES

POSTSCRIPT is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
TRANSCRIPT is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Unix is a trademark of AT&T Bell Laboratories.
FastPort is a trademark of MiLAN Technology.
Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc.


 

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