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Request for pdfcreator dotpup
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Dec 2005, 23:36    Post subject:  Request for pdfcreator dotpup  

Could someone make a pup of pdfcreator (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=57796&package_id=53473 )? I do not have a printer attached to my computer, but if I can print to a pdf file, that would be nice. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Dec 2005, 23:57    Post subject:  

Please try the forumsearch, KLH has made several PDF-Dotpups.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2006, 00:24    Post subject: hi  

You are in luck. If you are in puppy, open up the menu and go to
utilities. In there you will see puppyPDF press & have fun. Also, as MU mentioned there are several pdf manipulation tools for puppy. Very good to say we have accomplished much in this area.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2006, 00:38    Post subject:  

I am not quite sure if it is what I wanted (convert to pdf file or manipulate pdf file) unless I missed something. When I see a good web page, I would like to print direct to a file as a pdf file (only one step) - pdfcreator acts just like a printer.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2006, 00:41    Post subject: ok  

Well if you want to print webpages, you can go to mozilla and press file. And go to print !!! YAY Yes it can be done, come to the irc channe
if you need help learning how to.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2006, 18:04    Post subject:  

Did I ever mention that it cannot be done? I used to print to PS files then convert to pdf files a lot. I simply ask an alternative (as I mentioned-one step), and if you are not willing to help, keep quiet. If you just want to provide an "alternative" to what I want, do not yell. Easy, it is new year day after all...
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2006, 18:24    Post subject: hmm  

I was trying to be helpful!!

I may have misunderstood ?

You want to convert files & webpages to postscript or pdf ?

Right now I am tinkering with puppy pdf so that it stops when it converts files to postscript. As for webpages I am pretty sure that last night we told someone maybe you on the irc how to convert webpages to postscript, as I mentioned above ^

Now, if there is something I am missing let me know.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2006, 23:08    Post subject:  

Well, you know, everyone has his/her own preference. I just like that one. Do not get me wrong, your effort and contribution (and many others too) to this community is very much appreciated, and I like Puppy very much since I installed it on my harddrive. BTW, I never used irc, and that person wasn't me.
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2006, 01:39    Post subject: hmm  

try this http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=5043

This converts many different file formats to postscript.

If you need help getting to the puppy irc channel go here,

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PuppyLinuxIRC

If I am on the right track let me know. That way I can be on the right track.

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jan 2006, 00:20    Post subject:  

KLH,
In the past I used this way to make a pdf file (with Windows), I installed a PS printer driver, then printed to a file, the file would be a PS file, then I converted it to PDF file. Since I found pdfcreator, it became my favorite.

When I started to use Puppy, I noticed puppy has a PS printer driver. For a web page, I simply print to a file, the file is a PS file, then use ghost to convert to PDF file. The things I do not like are, 1-it is two steps, 2-it seems the printing eats a lot of CPU (my old p2-333 freezes for over 20 seconds for a 5-page print). That was why I started this thread.

Hope I make myself understood better.
Thank you for your help.
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jan 2006, 01:01    Post subject:  

Well if we can draw some support for this thread. This task can be automated most likely. I can try, but can tell you know I have no clue how to manipulate mozilla. If someone would bge so kind as to help out, with the mozilla part. This can be accomplished.

On another note.
As for puppyPDF it needs upgraded as it is not rendering fonts like it used to ? Maybe has something to do with the freetype font thingy added to puppy ?

Or an idea would be to use xpdf. As it seems to be maintained and it has no problem rendering fonts.

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jan 2006, 13:25    Post subject: Making Mozilla print to PDF  

klhrevolutionist wrote:
Well if we can draw some support for this thread. This task can be automated most likely. I can try, but can tell you know I have no clue how to manipulate mozilla. If someone would bge so kind as to help out, with the mozilla part. This can be accomplished.

SInce Puppy includes ps2pdf, why not just edit the Mozilla printer config dialog to have it call that, rather than lpr? For a "quick hack" implementation: Click on File -> Print -> Properties and replace the "Print Command:" string
Code:
lpr ${MOZ_PRINTER_NAME:+'-P'}${MOZ_PRINTER_NAME}

with
Code:
ps2pdf - /root/my-documents/new-pdf-file.pdf

Now when you print from Mozilla, it will create a PDF with that name. No dotpup needed, just a matter of configuration of existing software to do what the user wants Smile

Of course, a little script in there in backticks, which pops up a file selector dialog and outputs the path and filename on stdout, so the user can choose the output file name, might be a nice enhancement -- one I will "leave as an exercise for the reader" Wink

Another possible enhancement would be to set this up as a second "printer" config rather than editing the default one, so the user can then easily choose to either print as normal via lpr, or print to PDF.

In any event, the principle should now be clear.

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jan 2006, 02:23    Post subject:  

I found a perfect solution for my need.
Code:
s=`date "+%y%m%d_%H%M%S"`;s="/root/my-documents/$s.pdf";ps2pdf - $s

Thank you, Jon.
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan 2006, 04:18    Post subject:  

Glad to help.

BTW you could shorten your code and avoid using the intermediate variable s. Try
Code:
ps2pdf - /root/my-documents/`date +%y%m%d_%H%M%S`.pdf

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr 2007, 16:33    Post subject:  

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=107798#107798
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