How to print PostScript© files
On a well set up system, like mine, when you click on
the name of a tune, a window pops up with that music in it.
To print the music you just have to click the print button
in the music window, and it goes to the printer.
If you are reading this, then that probably didn't happen
I personally only have access to networked PostScript© printers.
Therefore I am unable to give any more specific advice for other printers.
If you succeed in printing to another printer, send me a clear
description of how you did it, and I will include that information here.
If you have a PostScript© printer you can usually
save the document to a file, and send it to the printer.
Mac users will want to get Drop·PS to send the file
to a printer, or perhaps rename it "file.eps" and insert it
into a document as encapsulated PostScript
The file is sent to your web viewer as type
application/postscript. You should be able to tell your
browser how to handle this type, so that it doesn't
display it as text for your to read. PostScript© is
readable by humans, once you have learned how, but it is hard
to play music in that format!
If you do not have a PostScript© printer, you may be able to
buy a PostScript© cartridge to give your printer PostScript©
You may be able to take a floppy disk full of the files to a local
copy shop or computer gaphics shop and have them print the music out for you.
All the files are eps, encapsulated PostScript.
Some programs, like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
will read PostScript© and send it to any printer.
This will only print the first page if you read the file in
as EPS (Encapsulated PostScript).
GhostScript is a freely
available program to convert PostScript into many printers' formats.
You might run it on file.ps like this:
gs -q -sDEVICE=laserjet -dNOPAUSE -sOutputFile=file.lj file.ps -c quit
is a program which you can buy and run on a windows
machine. It reads the tab source files in my
source code for my tablature processing program is available,
and you may write your own printer drivers. If you do, please send
the changes to me so that I may share them with the world.