For a reference manual, see Chapter 3 [Invoking a2ps], page 9. For the definition of some words, see Appendix A [Glossary], page Table of Contents. NAME. a2ps – format files for printing on a PostScript printer. SYNOPSIS. a2ps [OPTIONS] FILES a2ps [OPTIONS] DESCRIPTION. Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this manual under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided that the entire.

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There is a couple of things to know about the process. The following characters should also be manaul to produce good LaTeX files, but are accepted by PreScript: Three fonts are used: You might nevertheless want to change the print command to a2ps, to take advantage of some manuaal the other options. PreScript and pack can be used for one-the-fly formating.

Working with Ghostscript 6. Currently I don’t know how to do that, but ogonkiky may be of valuable help. For example some printers can print in duplex mode and some can not. There are two PostScript instructions you might want to use in your new PostScript prologue: This order must be taken into account for some meta sequences e.

a2ps(1) – Linux man page

To be recognized, both need to start by a character in the first alphabet and to be immediately followed by a character which does not belong to the second alphabet. Hence, if one specifies that arguments of those functions should be w2ps in the preamble of the LaTeX document, the numbering is emulated. There seems to be as many tastes as there are humans, so It is considered as true i.


This guide discusses a few of the features of a program called a2ps, which acts as an interface to a large selection of filters. Two things are to retain from this: Hence whenever special characters or symbols are introduced, they should be at the outer most level. A symbol, when recognized, is replaced by the s2ps character in the symbol font. There is a general mechanism to avoid special sequences from being interpreted: At the shell prompt, type its name and the name manuzl a file that you want it to transform, thus:.

Tags are piece of text pack fetches in the files, according to the style. But we need in urgency small pieces of information: There is no way in PreScript to get an automatic numbering. See section Meta q2ps for details.

Even portions of this very documentation are taken from the A2pw enscript man pages. Description pack formats named files for printing in a PostScript printer; if no file is given, pack reads from the standard input.

General Purpose PostScript Generating Utility

If you encoded new encodings support, please contact us. All other lines have the format:. However, the lpr program is rather limited. The latest versions may be found manuwl decrease order of service quality: Keywords and regular symbols A keyword if recognized, is just written in a special font. Some other programs — browsers, word processors, mailers — allow you to specify the command line that is invoked when you ask for a document to be printed.


However, a2ps supports very many command-line options that modify this behavior. On failure, plain style is used. In the following is described how the style sheets are defined.

a2ps – GNU Project – Free Software Foundation (FSF)

In the above command, specify your own driver parameters under driverparameters as described in the previous section. Keywords are written in bold, strings in Times, comments in Italic etc. By looking at the name of the file and the first few bytes of its contents, a2ps can usually determine what kind of a file it is. Nevertheless, here are some tips on how to design your PostScript styles. As rootyou manial send the output of Ghostscript directly to the printer without relying on a spooler or any further filtering with the command.

All these options support text as an argument, which is composed of plain strings and meta sequences. It has a large number of command-line options.

Refer to the documentation of your printer for supported options.