[WNYLUG-Users] Chrome Deal Breaker

Joe josephj at main.nc.us
Sat Jul 30 10:40:30 EDT 2011

Thanks.  Didn't know either of those two things.
I'll try them both out.

My emulator knows how to read (most) ps files to see how many pages long 
they are.  It needs that to handle odd page counts.
I have no idea how to do that with a pdf, so I'd have to research that 
from scratch.  I'll see how pdf2ps works.

If it works for me, it would take very little code to build it into my 
duplex system and greatly expand its capability.


On 07/30/2011 07:37 AM, Darin Perusich wrote:
> 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.
> --
> 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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