[texhax] PostScript output (from XeTeX)?

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 2 18:19:27 CET 2010

On Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 11:29:12AM -0500, Peter Davis wrote:

> I tried asking this on the XeTeX list a couple of days ago, but have gotten
> no responses.  Maybe someone here can help me.
> I gather I can get either PDF or XDV output from XeTeX.  If I want
> PostScript, 

Then you can go from PDF using pdftops (from xpdf), for example.

> are there xdvps drivers, analogous to Rokicki's dvips?

I don't think thus.

> Assuming there is, are there particular \specials that will cause the xdvps
> driver to create PostScript forms and form references for some of the
> document elements?

What are PostScript forms?
There are two different "form" concepts in PDF:
* formulars/widgets
* xform objects

Yours sincerely
  Heiko Oberdiek

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