[texhax] How to create a Postscript Level 3 file?

Sven Garbade garbade at psy.uni-muenchen.de
Thu Jun 5 15:05:36 CEST 2003

On Thu, 2003-06-05 at 13:23, William Adams wrote:
> Sven asked:
> > does anybody know whow to produce a postscript level 3 file from a dvi
> > file? I use tetex (under GNU/Linux) version 1.0.2 with dvips 5.86e from
> > 2001 and it seems that dvips generates only postscript level 2.
> Why would 2 vice 3 matter? Just make a .pdf and send that.

I make large posters (A0) with Latex, but the new PS printers in our
computer center use PS level 3 and have some difficulties to interpret
PS level 2 files. The PS level 2 file looks fine in the previewer, but
the print is full of errors. I'll ask if it is possibbe to send pdf
files in the future.

Thanks, Sven

> One way to accomplish this though is to make a .pdf, open it in 
> Acrobat Reader on a platform w/ a PostScript driver which groks Level 
> 3 and print to a Level 3 PostScript file.
> William
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Sven Garbade <garbade at psy.uni-muenchen.de>
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