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RE: ?-Can complete notebooks be converted to Postscript?

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  • Subject: [mg17088] RE: ?-Can complete notebooks be converted to Postscript?
  • From: "ELLIS, Luci" <EllisL at>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 02:32:19 -0400
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This capability is built into the Mac OS.
If you have a LaserWriter driver installed, you can "print" to a PostScript
file from the standard print dialog box (there's a checkbox). You don't
actually need to be connected to a laser printer; I do this all the time at
home. Select the printer in the Chooser, or by clicking on the desktop
printer icon and making it your default printer.
You may need to embed the Mathematica fonts in the PostScript file if you
are creating the PDF file on another machine.
This also works from Windows but I think you need to be actually connected
to a PostScript printer.
If you have any problems with getting this to work, email me at home
(elisha at and I will send screen shots.
my opinions, not my employer's.

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Subject: [mg17088] [mg17185] ?-Can complete notebooks be converted to Postscript?

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I have seen a few notebooks that were converted to Adobe Acrobat PDF
files.  I would like to be able to do this, but Iam not sure how this was
accomplished.  I hope there is a way to accomplish this without converting
to Tex first.  Is the only way to accomplish this is to do the following:

complete notebook->Tex->Postscript->Distiller->PDF

If someone knows how to convert a complete notebook to Postscript(.ps)
this can then be run through Adobe Acrobat Distiller to get a PDF file. 
Is the following procedure possible?

complete notebook->Postscript->Distiller->PDF

Is software other than Wolfram available or needed to accomplish this?  If
so, is it available for the Mac Platform?  I wish this was possible in
Publicon, but it does not seem to be part of the program - why?

Is this so painful that it is best just to leave the document as a
notebook and make MathReader available to all who are interested?

Any advice or help along thes lines would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Silver Jones

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