[texworks] Printing

BPJ bpj at melroch.se
Thu Nov 25 20:37:36 CET 2010

2010-11-22 20:24, Stefan Löffler skrev:
> Hi,
> On 2010-11-22 18:31, BPJ wrote:
>> Would it be possible to make a script which just tells the system to
>> print the output file with ghostscript?  Since there is a
>> checkbox "Allow scripts to run system commands" in Edit>
>> Preferences>  Scripts I guess it would.  That would be very useful
>> indeed. As it is now I have to keep opening/closing the output
>> file in some pdf viewer, which is kind of tedious.  While the TW
>> preview is useful, it can't replace a printout for checking the fine
>> details.  I also have a vision condition which makes it
>> harder to use the TW previewer magnifier, and to get an idea
>> what the whole page looks like from the screen.
> As long as you can work out the details of calling ghostscript it should
> be no problem to write such a script. Note, though, that it won't be
> able to provide you with a nice dialog to specify the printer, page
> ranges, etc. Since all that has to be put in the command line to call
> ghostscript, this would generally be hard coded in the script. As such,
> this would be very useful if you always want to do the same (e.g., print
> the whole document to a single printer), but wouldn't be very helpful to
> the general public. Of course, you can make things more elaborate, e.g.
> by asking the user for a page range to print, etc., though, if you
> really want to.
> What operating system do you use, anyway?

Ubuntu 9.10 and Ubuntu 10.04 on two different machines.

I always use the same printer, tho being asked for a
page range wouldn't hurt.

I'll muck around with finding the correct ghostscript
commandline as soon as I recover from the bad cold I
have at the moment.


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