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Re: ps and pdf question

From: Anthony W. Youngman
Subject: Re: ps and pdf question
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 07:41:09 +0000
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In message <address@hidden>, Karl Hammar <address@hidden> writes
Anybody who wants to play tricks with ps files (and I am occasionally
one of them) is free to invoke lilypond --ps, so this is a red herring.
  I agree with Laura: we should treat the .ps files are temporary and
delete them.  I have a script that does this automatically, but I think
that deleting the .ps files is a good default option.  Most users don't
want ps, and many users who investigate the ps files won't know how to
deal with them properly.  Anybody who really wants a ps file can invoke
with --ps.

What is the big deal with pdf?
From what I understand is that they are "portable", but most pdf's I
get from others does not show up good or at all in gv, xpdf or evince.
It seems that they are "portable" in the sens that work with ths latest
Adobe acrobat.

For me, pdf means trouble. Why should I ever want to produce pdf's?

And btw, the pdf's produces by current lilypond does not print either
on my (postscript) printer.

And IME (and I stress IME) pdf doesn't do what it says on the tin, anyway! In other words, it does NOT print accurately. I would LIKE to be able to print an A4 pdf on a sheet of A4 paper. It seems to me, however, that whatever I do, Acrobat always sticks the top left corner of the pdf in the top left corner of the printable area of the paper.

Okay, that could well be down to crappy Windows drivers, and it could well work properly in *nix, but on Windows I either get a slightly smaller image than I should, or my top and left margins are slightly too big.

(I don't normally give a monkeys about this, but other people might...)

Anthony W. Youngman - address@hidden

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