an introduction to the use of the a2ps print filter, for users of the Mathematics Local-Area Network at Grinnell College. @macro pack a2ps. @dircategory Printing utilities @direntry * a2ps:: ASCII to PostScript converter * PreScript: (a2ps) PreScript Input language. By default a2ps tries to put 2 pages on each sheet, this works best side-by-side and landscape, even if you rotate the page a2ps still tries to.
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Sequences are string is a string between two markers.
General Purpose PostScript Generating Utility
If you want to focus rather on the idea of directly create PDF documents, aa2ps are some more recent alternatives. This document describes pack version 4. If you are happy with the output of a2ps and want to convert it to PDF format, you have to convert the Postscript output itself to PDF with: Valid shortcuts are -1 to Refer to the documentation of your printer for supported options. It was very slow a2pw contained many bugs.
The problem with this approach is that a lot more than just messages and time information is affected: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.
Two different levels of pretty printing can be reached: Wednesday, January 22, Print text files with multiples pages per sheet. Compared to the previous versions, pack version 4. To print a text file named a. How can I print a2ps a file pirnt without being all squished? Printing A4 on Letter-sized paper results in text being cropped at the end of each line in the right column.
creating pdfs with a2ps
prin At the shell prompt, type its name and the name of a file that you want it to transform, thus:. Read the man page if you want to print double-sided, or you want to number each line in the output. There is a general mechanism to avoid special sequences from being interpreted: If you are happy with the output of a2ps and want to convert it to PDF format, you have to convert the Postscript output itself to PDF with:. It is for the same reason that you can’t expect priht to highlight the function definitions in C.
Three fonts are used: For example, -2 is equivalent to 1 row and 2 columns. So if you just want messages and time format to be localized, then define: Other categories are not concerned by case sensitivity. All other lines have the format:. Headers, footers, titles and the water mark are strings in which some meta sequences are later replaced by their actual values.
PreScript and pack can be used for one-the-fly formating. To be able to define new style sheets one needs GNU m4.
a2ps, version 4.7.20
It uses two special features wrt non-English languages: If you encoded new encodings support, please contact us. Have also a look at tools like pandocgimlirst2pdf or wkhtmltopdf but you may have to change slightly your workflow.
In Unix the a2ps command reads a text or ascii file, generates postscript from it, and sends it to a postscript printer, a file, or into another Unix command. Sign up using Facebook. For instance, it detects a2pe frogs.
A marker is a fixed string. A closing marker may priht to end on end-of-line.