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Re: problems printing in Mathematica 3

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg18293] Re: problems printing in Mathematica 3
  • From: paulh at wolfram.com (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 15:05:33 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <7ktv93$97v@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <7ktv93$97v at smc.vnet.net>, Henrik Weimer <henrik at rice.edu> writes:

> I am unable to figure out how to print a notebook in Mathematica 3.0.1
> on both IRIX and Solaris. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. In
> particular, whenever I really depend on a printout, Mathematica fails
> consistently :-)
> 
> What I do is the following: Look at a notebook in the front end, go to
> file, print, select "print to file". The resulting PostScript file is
> broken. An example of this can be found here
> 
>   http://www.cs.rice.edu/~henrik/ch3.nb.ps
> 
> When I look at the file it seems to contain mirrored output of part of
> the page.
> 
> Thanks for any hint on how to fix this.

The problems is that the X front end writes out a bunch of extraneous
PostScript code before the magic cookie line

%!PS-Adobe-2.0

that tells a printer this is a PostScript program.  The workaround
is to set up your front end's printing shell command to pipe the
code emitted by the front end through a filter that eats the 
extraneous lines.  

The following FAQ entry at the Technical Support website should
guide you through the process of fixing the problem.

http://support.wolfram.com/Systems/Unix/FE/CleanPS.html

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P.J. Hinton	
Mathematica Programming Group		paulh at wolfram.com
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.


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