Re: [S] Postscript printing in Windows

Frank E Harrell Jr (fharrell@virginia.edu)
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 15:37:23 -0500


MathSoft DAPD: Please make this a very high priority

Thanks for your consideration -Frank Harrell

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From: Anne York <york@orca.akctr.noaa.gov>
To: S News <s-news@wubios.wustl.edu>
Date: Friday, November 13, 1998 3:22 PM
Subject: [S] Postscript printing in Windows

>There have been several posts concerning the quality of
>postscript output from Splus using the MS drivers.
>
>There is an Splus postscript function that still exists in Splus
>3.3 and that function seems to override the microsoft drivers.
>Unfortunately, this function does not seem to exist in splus 4.
>
>I did an experiment in Splus 3.3 and compared the output from
>the old splus driver (OSD) and the windows driver (WD). I
>generated postscript files and printed them directly to an
>HP III SI postscript printer and I viewed and printed them
>with Ghostscript. All were done at 300 dpi resolution. There was
>no comparison in the quality of the output:
>
>1. The output from OSD appeared sharper in the
>ghostview screen, the ghostview printed copy on a laserjet III,
>and direct printing to a laserjet IIIsi postscript printer.
>
>2. The OSD supported line widths greater than 1 for all line
>types, whereas the WD supported line widths greater than 1 only
>for line type 1 (solid lines).
>
>Is it possible to use the old driver in Splus 4? Perhaps splus
>should sell (give??) their old driver to Microsoft.
>
>Anne
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>Anne E. York
>National Marine Mammal Laboratory
>Seattle WA 98115-0070 USA
>e-mail: york@orca.akctr.noaa.gov
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