[texhax] Prinergy Refiner PPD File

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Oct 12 13:16:48 CEST 2009

On Oct 12, 2009, at 6:27 AM, jack wrote:

> I have need to call Prinergy Refiner.PPD file when i making PS file.  
> Our Steps are:
> 1) Compiling LaTeX File.
> 2) Converting DVI to PS (In this step i would like to call Prinergy  
> Refiner.PPD file. But we don't know how do call particular PPD file  
> when making PS file).
> 3) PS2PDF
> Anybody suggest greatly appreciate.

DVIPS doesn't make use of PPDs AFAIK.

If your PostScript isn't conforming to the specifications, your best  
option would be to add some additional steps:

  - open the .pdf in Adobe Acrobat
  - set Acrobat to use the .ppd in question
  - save (or print) to a PostScript file
  - distill w/ Acrobat Distiller

For my part, I've always found that the features which the Prinergy  
PPD affords are matched by the configurability of DVIPS and have had  
no need for it w/ the workflow you describe.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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