Printing GCG graphics

Cornelius Krasel krasel at alf.biochem.mpg.de
Fri Dec 10 17:10:29 EST 1993

David Womble (dwomble at cmb.biosci.wayne.edu) wrote:

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: It is easy to print GCG graphics on the LaserJet attached to a PC
: by simply sending them to the passthrough printer port.  That doesn't seem
: to work for the Mac.

: One way that does work is to first dislplay the graph on the Mac's monitor
: in a TEK4107 window and then send it to the LaserJet 4M with Print
: Selection.  However, that doesn't seem to work for the LaserWriter, as
: Print Selection is not available.  With the same combination, Mac
: plus LaserWriter, printing text seems to work (although not with GCG
: ListFile).

: Are there any instructions available for printing GCG graphics with a Mac?

There are several possibilities:

a) If you can select your TEK graphics, you can copy it onto the clipboard,
   paste it into a drawing program (e.g. MacDraw), and print it from there.
   Disadvantage: Graphics usually looks bad.
b) You can produce an EPSF (encapsulated postscript) file on your workstation,
   download it via ftp and send it to the Laserwriter.
   Disadvantage: quite non-intuitive.


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