gabriel rosenkoetter on Thu, 11 Oct 2001 16:50:12 +0200

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Re: [PLUG] John "MAD DOG" Hall in Philadelphia 10/10 (fwd)

> From: Arthur S. Alexion []
> wrote:
> > How would a Windows user view a postscript file?
> Possible. There is a ghostscript port to Windows, but I doubt many have 
> installed it.

On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 11:32:57AM -0400, Andrew Johnson wrote:
> Acrobat.

Does Acrobat *Reader* actually read Postscript files? My
understanding is that it only reads pdf files. Granted, ps2pdf works
flawlessly, so ps files can be converted for Windows and Mac OS
users without a hitch, but...

... one of the great ironies of Mac OS and Windows has always been
that they absolutely *refuse* to deal with Postscript in any sensible
way. It's ridiculous that ps *cannot* be (usefully) used as an
on-disk format in these operating systems, especially since what
they do with their fancy, resource-forked or MS-gobbledy-gooked
formats is translate them to postscript before sending them down
the wire to the printer (any printer, yes including Apple printers).

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