OpenOffice.org Forum at OOoForum.orgThe OpenOffice.org Forum
 
 [Home]   [FAQ]   [Search]   [Memberlist]   [Usergroups]   [Register
 [Profile]   [Log in to check your private messages]   [Log in

Creating a .ps in Writer

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    OOoForum.org Forum Index -> OpenOffice.org Writer
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
bardic
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 02 Mar 2011
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:42 am    Post subject: Creating a .ps in Writer Reply with quote

I'm trying to create a .ps file from a Writer doc (saved as Word doc). I have the drivers installed for a Brother DCP-150 printer. When I opt for 'Print to File' I only get the option of creating a .prn file. I am creating a high-end PDF am using Acrobat Distiller to do so and need a .ps as my starting point in that application.

I'm using Windows 7 on a 64 bit machine.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Ged
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Suncat2000
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 02 Mar 2011
Posts: 3
Location: Akron, OH

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject: Possible solution Reply with quote

OpenOffice Writer has no direct means of generating a PostScript file. However, you can export to a PDF file and convert that to a PS file with an external tool.

There's a site that has a PDF converter tool, but I know nothing about it. Download at:
http://www.anypdftools.com/pdf-converter-win-landing.html?gwd=convert+pdf+doc+online&kid=3992215449&gclid=CL2VlLK2sacCFRG4KgodKR4X_Q

I know GhostScript can do the conversion. You can find lots more information at http://www.ghostscript.com. If you were running on Linux, I could give you the commands to make the conversion (pdf2ps), but I have no experience with it on Windows.
_________________
Ed

"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannic." --Thomas Jefferson
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ftack
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 27 Jan 2003
Posts: 3102
Location: Belgium

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess that the prn file you create will contain the postscript you are looking for. A file extension is just that: a file extension. Rename the file to .ps and see wether you can proceed from there.
_________________
--
GNU/Linux (Ubuntu)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
PGAGA
OOo Advocate
OOo Advocate


Joined: 01 Aug 2004
Posts: 303

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thursday, March 03, 2011

A prn file is a ps file. DIstiller can use it.

Phil
_________________
Phil Griffin-Allwood
New Brunswick, Canada
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bardic
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 02 Mar 2011
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:17 am    Post subject: Ta Reply with quote

Thanks everyone. I will try that over the weekend

Ged
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    OOoForum.org Forum Index -> OpenOffice.org Writer All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group