Printing Selected Pages ======================= Sometimes you want to print not a complete PostScript document but just some selected pages. Here are several options. o DSC Conforming Documents In a DSC (Document Structuring Conventions) conforming document all pages are individually accessible, clearly delineated by DSC comments. You can extract the pages you want to print before you send the result to a PostScript printer or interpreter. A utility for extracting these pages is pssplit: pssplit.exe -- DOS executable pssplit.c -- C source o Non DSC Conforming Documents: PostScript Level 2 When there are no comments in the document to separate the document in pages, then the only solution is to have the entire document processed by a PostScript interpreter. However, PostScript Level 2 keeps track of the number of pages it has output, and you can redefine the output routine to tell PostScript to discard of the pages you don't want. A program that adds the necessary code to achieve this is pspages: pspages.exe -- DOS executable pspages.c -- C source o Non DSC Conforming Documents: Ghostscript With Ghostscript, instead of having the output sent to a printer, you can send it to a file instead. In this case, you can tell Ghostscript to divide the output in one file per page. Then you can copy the files you want to the printer. Here is an example: gs -r300 -sDEVICE=djet500 -sOutputFile=file.%03d -dNOPAUSE file.ps -c quit This will produce files like file.001, file.002, etc. -- Peter Kleiweg http://www.let.rug.nl/~kleiweg/
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pssplit – Select pages from PostScript files
A pair of programs (provided both as C source and as DOS executables) that perform the job, both for DSC-conformant, and for other PostScript level 2 documents.
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