[OS X TeX] print via engine

Charilaos Skiadas skiadas at hanover.edu
Sun Mar 18 16:39:58 CET 2007

On Mar 18, 2007, at 11:10 AM, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:

> Am 18.03.2007 um 1.52 schrieb Adam M. Goldstein:
>> On Mar 17, 2007, at 6:56 PM, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:
>>> How can I send via an engine a PDF output without creating a PDF  
>>> file in the directory directly to the printer dialogue box of  
>>> MacOS X?
>> Hm, could the answer to this question be as simple as: select  
>> Pdftex from the "Typeset" menu in TeXShop, and then use cmd-T or  
>> the "typeset" button on the toolbar?
>> That will directly generate a PDF which will appear in the TeXshop  
>> viewer.
> This is not what I want to.
> Let me explain: I wrote a script that produces from one existing  
> PDF output (master.pdf) a new PDF (printout.pdf) file that contains  
> three different versions of master.pdf by adding different  
> backgrounds (see the attached FILE 1). This is only to avoid to  
> create three PDF files (master1.pdf, master2.pdf, master3.pdf). So  
> I only have to create one master.pdf and can printout different  
> version by run the »printmachine« (see FILE 2). I do *not* need  
> remaining files when the output of printmachine.tex is printed. For  
> this purpose I want to define an engine that runs the  
> »printmachine« and sends the output to the printer (see attached  
> file FILE 3). How can I do that?
Not exactly what you asked, but you might want to consider using the / 
tmp directory for storing printmachine.tex and its derivatives:

> Kind regards, Friedrich

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

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