[WNYLUG-Users] Chrome Deal Breaker

Darin Perusich darin at darins.net
Sat Jul 30 07:37:55 EDT 2011


Cups natively supports pdf files so there's no reason to convert such
files to ps, just send them to the scheduler. If you need to convert a
file to ps for your emulator you can run the pdf's through pdf2ps to
convert them on the fly.

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Later,
Darin



On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 8:41 PM, Joe <josephj at main.nc.us> wrote:
> /rant
>
> I've had Chrome installed as an alternative browser for when Firefox screws
> up (which happens fairly often - about once a week or so I hit something
> that won't display or print correctly).
>
> I just found out that Chrome does not and has no plans to support Print to
> File in postscript.
>
> This just seems dumb to me!  It's a PITA to print in pdf and then have to
> use acroread to convert that to postscript!
>
> I don't read the news much.  Are Google and Adobe in bed together?  Even
> that doesn't make sense because Adobe invented postscript too.  Is there any
> good reason for this?
>
> My other browsers, Firefox, konqueror, and Opera can do it with no problem.
>
> Anyway, I'm planning to uninstall it shortly.
>
> //99% of my printing is Print to File (in postscript) for two reasons:
>
> 1) I like to keep browsing/working and do all my printing in batches later
> so I can stay focused on what I'm doing without babysitting my printer.
>
> 2) I run everything through duplexpr, my batch duplex printing emulator, so
> I can easily print on both sides of the paper.  It allows me to print as
> many files as I want to at one time and only flip and reinsert the pages
> once for the whole batch.
>
> rant/
>
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