[texworks] Current status of Tw development

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Sun Nov 21 09:58:20 CET 2010


On 2010-11-18 08:04, Alain Delmotte wrote:
> What about using GhostScript, which, I think, is available on all
> systems.
> The menu command could launch it, perhaps after offering a dialog box
> to select the pages, printer,...

Yeah, I've thought about things like this, too. While GhostScript is
available *for* all systems (I think so, too), this doesn't mean that
it's *installed* on all systems. And I guess before users go download
and install a program they know little about (and probably won't use
themselves afterwards) just to get a menu item in Tw, they'd much sooner
just open the file in their default pdf previewer. So if Tw provides
printing, it should work out of the box on all but the most specialized
systems - either by providing everything that is needed itself, or by
relying on programs that are available on a default installation.

Plus, of course, there are some technical issues involved when using
Qt's printer settings and then translating them to commands other
programs understands. But that's beside the point here.

> I don't know about the quality of printing using specific fonts.

This should be excellent with gs, I suppose.

Thanks for the idea, anyway.

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