[pdftex] Re: Problem with printing

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Jul 25 15:27:20 CEST 2001

At 05:50 PM 7/24/2001 -0400, Tom Kacvinsky wrote:
>Hi all,
>I have sent to Troy a list of the tests I ran, and I have isolated the
>printing problem.  Since I did not tell him what the problem was, I will do
>so now.
>It appears that the number of saves (as in save/restore) allowed by the PS
>spec was exceeded when printing the PDF file using the Macintosh print
>drivers.  What I did to get around this was to export the PDF file to a PS
>file (thus bypassing the print driver's inclusion of one [or more] extra
>saves), and then I printed the file using the Macintosh print queue management
>software.  No problems.
>This was a PS error, not a problem with pdftex's PDF code.  xpdf's pdftops
>handled the PDF file just fine.  I will look into why GS fails.  It might
>be a bug in GS.

Wanna know another printing bug? Take a one point cycle and use it as clip 
path, or in metapost terms:

clip currentpicture to origin--cycle ;

in pdf code this will definitely kill any hp printer [i.e. the gui driver],


PS. I now catch such fake paths -)
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