[texworks] Typesetting to a postscript file (not to PDF)
hospes.primus at verizon.net
Sat Dec 26 16:53:26 CET 2009
> confirmation of the problem.
Always nice to know that I'm not imagining things!
> It also states that you could simply open
> the pdf created by LaTeX in Acrobat, change the security settings, and
> save it again.
That was my first thought, and the reason that I searched out a full
copy of Acrobat. Unfortunately it didn't work; somehow it seems that
the settings are created when the PDF is first made, and not overridden
later. But I will try again since I really need to get feedback on my doc.
> But xe(la)tex does not have a way to generate postscript directly
> (there is no xdv-to-ps driver),
Thank you for this important clarification.
> What might work is to "print" the xelatex-generated PDF to a PS file
> using, for example, a ghostscript-based tool ... and then re-distill
> this with Acrobat.
I may try this if I still can't get the full Acrobat to cooperate.
> (If you don't need xelatex features such as unicode and font support,
> then you can use (pdf)latex in dvi mode and the dvips driver; there
> have been previous discussions on the list about setting this up
> within texworks, as there's no predefined setting for it at present.)
I assume this refers to the same batch files that Stefan pointed to in
his reply. I do need Unicode, fontspec, and OT features in my document,
which is why I use TeXworks and not some other editor. (The doc in
question is a book about using Unicode and OT to support historical
languages.) So it looks like those batch files won't work in my situation.
Thanks very much - David
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