One of the most basic techniques in desktop publishing
is to print to a PostScript device in order create a
PostScript file. The resulting .ps (or .prn) file can
be distilled into an PDF file with Adobe® Acrobat®
Distiller® or opened in an illustration program like
Adobe® Illustrator®, Macromedia® FreeHand®,
CorelDRAW® or Deneba Canvas. Once opened in
one of these programs the file can be edited or saved
as an EPS file which can be placed into your layouts
or used in a variety of different ways. This is a basic
technique for porting files using PostScript.
Note: If you plan to print TrueType® fonts using a
PostScript printer in Windows, please
see this very important tutorial on avoiding font substitution. Click
here for a tutorial on how to configure the PostScript
printer to avoid font substitution.
This tutorial is for Windows 98. For setting up a PostScript
printer in Windows XP see
1. Start by clicking Start > Settings > Printers.
You will see a folder with all your installed printers.
Click the "Add Printer" icon.
2. This will start the "Add Printer Wizard".
Just follow the prompts in the wizard. Click the "Next"
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