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Simulate desktop printers using CUPS
Authored by: googoo on Nov 20, '02 09:11:09AM

The script ONLY works for document types that the lp command can print directly. This includes text, PDF, PostScript, and most image files (TIFF, PNG, JPEG, etc.). If your file is not one of these types, you must print it from within its creator application because the lp command does cannot interpret the file. Since AppleWorks is not a format that lp "understands," you must print it using the AppleWorks application. When you do so, the application transmits the information to the printer in the appropriate format (often PostScript) for the printer.


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Simulate desktop printers using CUPS
Authored by: EricW on Nov 21, '02 06:54:03AM

Thanks Mark. I hadn't really understood your original post.
I have the opposite problem to you. Hundreds of files in word and AW that I want to batch print either to postscript for distiller or straight pdf (doable in 9 with Print to PDF desktop printer except AW 6 locks up) so that I can then index them in acrobat for key word searches and burn to cd.
Oh well back to scouring the net.

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