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  PostScript® Printing Without a Printer- Windows® XP - Part One

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 XP. For setting up a PostScript printer in Windows 98 see this tutorial.

1. Start by clicking Start > Printers and Faxes. 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" button.
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