Our thanks to Martin
Szummer. This information was adapted from his Web page "How to generate portable PostScript".
Generating Portable PostScript
Generate a lowest common denominator PostScript!
Portable Postscript from TeX and LaTeXTeX and LaTeX by default embed bitmapped fonts into the Postscript documents. These fonts are resolution dependent and produce poor results when printed at other resolutions (e.g. when previewed on the screen, or when printed on 300 dpi printers instead of 600dpi).
TeX and LaTeX - Using subsetted fonts in TeX results in missing characters in the resulting PDF file produced by Acrobat Distiller. In the PostScript file, TeX assigns the same name to different font subsets of the same basefont which fools the Distiller into thinking it has already seen the font. Solution: Configure TeX (or LaTeX) to not subset fonts when the PostScript file is generated.
Portable Postscript from LaTex/dvipsThe latest versions of dvips have disabled document structuring comments by default. the default settings of the DSC comment flag. dvips latest version: changed default of DSC flag; you must generate DSC comments for PsUtils to work.
Portable Postscript using Microsoft Windows Drivers
How to set up the printer driverWe want to set up the driver to print to disk, and maximize the portability of the document.
Windows NT 4.0
Fixing specific Postscript problems
Printers prints ASCII file with Postscript sourceMake sure that the Postscript file starts with the two characters: %!
FrameMaker 4 explicit paper sizeSymptom: FrameMaker 4 specifies what paper size is used, e.g. Legal, and the printer has only A4. The printer then outputs a page saying: Can't select requested paper size for Frame print job!
Solution: Edit the Postscript file as follows. Search for: /PageSize At the end of the line it says: stopped Append to that the words: pop falseMore FrameMaker 4 Postscript problems
FrameMaker 5 paper sizeFrameMaker 5 Postscript defines a variable FMAllowPaperSizeMismatch to allow or disallow printing on a different paper size. Locate this variable definition and set it to true as below.
/FMAllowPaperSizeMismatch true def
FrameMaker repair filters
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Last changed: 16 March, 1998 efc