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Printing PostScript files

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  • Subject: Printing PostScript files
  • From: "Loomer" <Loomer at>
  • Date: 19 Aug 1993 15:21:47 -0800

This isn't really a Mathematica question, but it is related to Jack K. Cohen's
post offering calculus teaching materials via anonymous ftp from Colorado
School of Mines.  I am having difficulty printing the files out on our
LaserWriter and am hopeful that someone more experienced at this sort of thing
can give me a hand.

Here's what I have done:  I successfully downloaded the file (and also, with which I had
the same problem) to my Mac SE/30.  I decompressed it with MacCompress,
yielding a file with a ps.tar extension.  I don't know anything about tar, but
I looked at the file with a word processor and it appears to me to be a
PostScript file.  I tried printing it with both Drop-PS (a freeware program I
picked up recently at Sumex) and OZTeX (using the Send PostScript... command);
both printed the first page (which confirms my guess that despite the tar
extension it is a PostScript file), and then quit.  Drop-PS gave no indication
of what the problem was, but OZTeX provided the following error message:
     %%[ Error: invalidrestore; OffendingCommand: restore ]%%
     %%[ Flusing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
Can anyone point me in the right direction?  Thanks.

Norm Loomer
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Ripon College
Ripon, WI 54971
e-mail: loomer at

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