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If they can, their PPD files say so, and the “Printer Specific” panel of the driver has always had a “Collate” option for those devices Now, according to Apple, you’ll get Custom Page Sizes Adobe and Apple had primitive support for custom page sizes in LaserWriter/PSPrinter 8.1 and later, but Apple removed it from version 8.4 because of difficulties with users and If only they’d known. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply pncc, Jan 19, 2004 pncc macrumors regular Joined: Jul 23, 2002 #2 What printer do you have? his comment is here

Each PPD file describes the capabilities and characteristics of a printer, so the parsing program can know what to expect. That essentially made any program a creator of high-quality “clip-art” files you could use in desktop publishing work—if you have an image in a program that doesn’t export to a useful To facilitate that, the two drivers have different names— “PSPrinter” for Adobe, a variation on the working name “PSWriter” which didn’t pass Adobe’s legal department, and “LaserWriter 8” for Apple—and two TKP780G1.PPD for a Tektronix 780G printer) and put it here: /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/en.lproj/TKP780G1.PPD Then open Printer Setup Utility (in Panther), click Add, select the network connection type (AppleTalk or IP), select the printer,

Acrobat Distiller seems to be the main consumer of PostScript files on most systems these days, and rather than force you to create a separate desktop printer for it (even though In case you forgot to set up your printer, the driver uses a default “Generic PPD,” built into the driver, if no other one has been chosen. Most Liked Posts Clermont1, Jan 19, 2004 Clermont1 macrumors newbie Joined: Jan 17, 2004 #1 Is there a Laserwriter 8 Driver for OSX? Some programmers have stayed away from the mask region altogether, since it’s not good to make images that print to inkjet printers but not to PostScript printers; this may give them

Here’s the scoop. To generate the best possible PostScript, the new driver spooled all of the application’s drawing commands to disk while counting important parts like colors used and fonts used. Privacy Policy Ad Choice Patents Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Download.com Powered by CNET download Windows Mac Android iOS more About Download.com Get Download.com Newsletters Download Help Center Advertise on Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site.

Nothing we did could make the “Collate” checkbox appear in any panel of the “Page Setup” or “Print…” dialog boxes. Media handling is slightly improved as well. Remember, however, that while PDFWriter can convert anything coming from QuickDraw, it can’t handle anything that has PostScript sent by an application or created by an external source, like an embedded http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/3305/apple-laserwriter-driver Be the first one to review.

Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic Then, knowing what to expect, the driver read the commands back from disk and generated efficient, correctly-formatted PostScript following all of Adobe’s rules. Unfortunately, this was happening as work on LaserWriter 8.5 was going on, and the parallel development schedules would have meant delaying Mac OS 8, maybe significantly, to get the changes to This is also why the “larger imageable area” option of the older driver is eliminated—the PPD file gives you exact capabilities, not compromise guesses.) Adobe also decided to support the Encapsulated

Apple would supply testing, other resources, and the source code to the LaserWriter driver for use in creating the compatible new version. (This is also how Adobe got PrintMonitor compatibility in If a printer’s PPD asserts that it supports multiple media types (that means selecting different input media for reasons other than its size—maybe paper vs. He was helped along by Richard Blanchard, at that time a contract programmer with Adobe. For compatibility, that option had to stick around (since Color QuickDraw wasn’t available on all machines), and it’s still there today—applications see a color graphics port if you pick the “Color/Grayscale”

Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. this content Useful Searches Recent Posts Options Please select a forum to jump to News and Article Discussion MacRumors.com News Discussion Mac Blog Discussion Users reviews previous next All reviews » There have been no reviews added as of yet. The procedures stayed in the printer’s memory, and didn’t need to be downloaded again until the printer was reset.

Some high-end PostScript devices have the ability to use roll-fed media, meaning that the substance to be imaged upon (paper or film, for example) comes in a roll. That means the printers aren’t tied to AppleTalk printers, and that opens up some interesting possibilities. The LaserWriter driver prints to a PostScript file in the Temporary Items folder (so you’ll need to have available disk space on your startup volume) and then launches Acrobat Distiller, giving weblink Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More...

There are no other changes from LaserWriter 8.6. Printer drivers do everything related to printing on the Macintosh. Summary: (10 characters minimum)0 of 1000 characters Submit The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.Click here to review our site terms of use.

If you’re a programmer, and you’ve seen a reference to the “Printing Manager” doing something or another, get over it—the Printing Manager does no more than pass your request directly to

If you check it, the LaserWriter driver apparently stops lying about the number of copies and, just like for QuickDraw printers, lets the application print the document as many times as share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply Clermont1, Jan 20, 2004 Clermont1 thread starter macrumors newbie Joined: Jan 17, 2004 #3 Laserwriter 8 for OSX? for whatever you can provide.. If you use PageMaker 5.0 or later, you’re using the driver even though you may not think you are—PageMaker 5.0 and later use “back doors” in LaserWriter 8 (or its twin,

for a Laserwriter 2 is: use res edit to create a ppd starting with " *PPD-Adobe: "4.1" " and end with one of 20 different numbers such as (-8179).... ? Apple had told developers not to do this for years, but as long as it was working, some didn’t listen. See more special offers Apple LaserWriter Driver 8.6.1 25 Mar 1999 Printer driver for the LaserWriter printers. 0 Thank you for your review 0.00 Free Download 4.11 MB http://www.macupdate.com/download/3305/lw_8.6.1.smi.bin Email mewhen check over here When printing to a custom desktop printer, the LaserWriter 8.5.1 driver creates a PostScript file, and then launches a specified application, handing it the newly-created PostScript file for some kind of

OK, somehow I was able to set a desktop printer to my laserwriter however, that was in classic. PSPrinter and LaserWriter 8 The work on the driver was started as a kind of side project by David Gelphman, a senior Adobe engineer working in Adobe’s Developer Technical Support group. thanks again. And even if I knew how to do that, could someone tell me where the printer set up utility is on OS 10.2.8?

For these kinds of reasons, updates to the LaserWriter driver are important to many Mac OS users, so we thought it prudent to spend a little time discussing the recent developments Make sure the information under Printer Model matches the printer you have and the PostScript Version information you got in Step 9. Some applications, such as Aldus PageMaker 5.x, use the LaserWriter 8.x driver instead of the Tektronix driver. It knows your printer’s resolution, and we’ll assume that’s 360 DPI, and it knows that the Mac’s default screen resolution is assumed to be 72 DPI (and applications act this way,

There was pressure on the project because Adobe had promised the Level 2-supporting driver to PostScript licensees long before it was ready—the whole project took somewhere in the neighborhood of four Log in or Sign up reviews_anchor Reviews & Comments Ratings Sort by:Time|Smiles Apple LaserWriter Driver needs a review. But Level 2 PostScript generally meant more printer features as well, and Adobe didn’t want to get into the Apple trap of rewriting the driver every time a new manufacturer made oh, also, I added what looked to be the PPD file called: Apple-LaserWriter_IINTX-Postscript.ppd (the only one I could find) which obviously did not do the trick. (it's in the folder /library/printers/ppds.

The same PPD file that works with Classic or Windows also works with MacOS X 10.x so long as your printer's PostScript is PostScript Level 2 or higher. Page 4 Click OK in two dialog boxes and close the Chooser. So many applications over the years have come to “expect” clipping not to work on PostScript printers that some of them now rely on it. That region has always been completely ignored when printing through the LaserWriter driver—until now.