From: Glen Gray (glen at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Mon 13 Aug 2001 - 15:10:26 IST
I've downloaded the Linux Device Drivers 2nd edition from the O'Reilly
web site. Each chapter comes in a PDF file. Unfortunately the
ghostscript that is supplied with RH7.1 has problems with the pages that
have diagrams on there. So I went and got the Adobe Acrobat reader for
linux. This reads and prints the individual pdf files perfectly.
What I'd like to do is merge all the the chapters into one large file
that I can pass to the printer. We have a fancy schmancey cannon printer
here that can do duplex printing and multiple pages per side etc. What I
wanted to do was print the book into an A5 booklet. This would use a
fraction of the paper and not be too big. I know you can do a bit of
this processing with pure postscript but I've had problems with these
files. Basically from inside acroread I printed to a file, same name as
the original PDF but with a .ps extension. GV still has problems with
the diagrams but actually attempts to draw them (consuming lots of CPU
in the mean time). It does however send them to the printer correctly
and everything prints out fine. I can use psmerge to join two or more
.ps files together however the resulting file doesn't load into GV and
gives a ghostscript error.
I downloaded the DocBook XML file then. Ran db2ps and it generated a
.tex file. Then I gave up.
Anyone any advice on what to do, apart from buy the book. Although I'd
love to I simply can't afford it right now. Does the latest versions of
Ghostscript support Adobe PDF files better ?
-- _______________________________________ Glen Gray Software Engineer a n t e f a c t o t: +353 1 8586006 www.antefacto.com f: +353 1 8586014 181 Parnell Street - Dublin 1 - Ireland
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