[XeTeX] ps output

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Wed Dec 22 16:46:56 CET 2004

> On 21 Dec 2004, at 9:04 am, Michael Zedler wrote:
>> Using XeTeX with fontspec is a real charm. One question regarding the 
>> pdf generation: Is it possible to create ps files for later 
>> processing it with Acrobat Distiller in order to generate smaller pdf 
>> files?

On Dec 21, 2004, at 4:27 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> Not directly. What you could try, if you wish, would be to "print" the 
> PDF generated by XeTeX to a PostScript file, via the "Output options" 
> in the Print dialog in Preview or TeXShop or whatever, and then 
> re-distill that. I don't know what results you'll get.

This works fine and is one way to ensure that such typefaces will 
output on older equipment --- see the Apple thank you in the previous 
issue of TUGboat for an example of this.

For those who're curious, the cut-off Zapfino characters in my article 
in the latest TUGboat were caused by an intentional mangling of the 
crop / media boxes in the .pdf by the printer which wasn't caught in 


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