[TxMt] Re: Missing Column Info and Printing Question
dushanm at spinn.net
Wed Aug 1 17:06:58 UTC 2007
Paul McCann <paul.mccann at adelaide.edu.au> wrote:
> Gack: I don't think you want to be grabbing latex just to get some
> printing functionality in place! If you're interested in producing
> beautiful technical documents on the other hand...
For beautiful technical documents, including equations, plots, etc., I
do use a full latex program - it would never occur to me to use a text
editor for that. What I do expect from a text editor is to be able to
write and print out a letter, for example, containing pure ASCII, that I
can mail off. Yes, occasionally snail-mail is still appropriate :).
> The link mentioned earlier in this thread *is* out of date: the
> "Typeset and View (PDF)" command in the latex bundle almost certainly
> isn't what was being referred to: it is --unsurprisingly-- only useful
> on a latex source file. I do have a recollection of some printing
> scripts being developed using "enscript", a formatting utility that
> comes with OS X. Here's one that lingers in my bundle, and
> occasionally proves useful. Make a new command with...
> Save: Current File
> # close stderr
> exec 2<&-
> # set options here
> enscript_opt="-2Gr --line-numbers -o -"
> tempfile="/tmp/texmate-print.$$.pdf" # note: "$$" is the current pid
> pstopdf_opt="-i -o $tempfile"
> # create the pdf and open it
> enscript $enscript_opt | pstopdf $pstopdf_opt
> open $tempfile
> rm $tempfile
> Input: Entire Document
> Output: Discard
> You'll probably want to play with the enscript options to get the
> output to your liking, but it's very malleable.
Thanks for this command script, Paul. I've not tried making any
commands yet, but this is a chance to learn how.
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