[gs-cvs] gs/doc

Ralph Giles giles at ghostscript.com
Tue Jul 26 16:49:51 PDT 2005


Update of /cvs/ghostscript/gs/doc
In directory casper2:/tmp/cvs-serv18393/doc

Modified Files:
	Ps2ps2.htm 
Log Message:
Improve wording of the new p2ps2 script documentation.


Index: Ps2ps2.htm
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RCS file: /cvs/ghostscript/gs/doc/Ps2ps2.htm,v
retrieving revision 1.1
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -d -r1.1 -r1.2
--- Ps2ps2.htm	20 Jul 2005 08:20:55 -0000	1.1
+++ Ps2ps2.htm	26 Jul 2005 23:49:49 -0000	1.2
@@ -74,25 +74,22 @@
 <h2><a name="Options"></a>Options</h2>
 
 <p>
-The <b><tt>ps2write</tt></b> device handles all distiller parameters, which
-are handled by the <b><tt>pdfwrite</tt></b> device and which are documented in 
-<a href="Ps2pdf.htm#Options">PostScript-to-PDF converter</a> documentation.
-
-<p>
-The <em>options</em> in the command line may include any switches that may
-be used with Ghostscript's PostScript and PDF interpreter (see <a
-href="Use.htm#Switches">here</a> for a complete list).
+The <em>options</em> given on the command line may include any switches 
+that may be used with Ghostscript's PostScript and PDF interpreter (see 
+<a href="Use.htm#Switches">here</a> for a complete list).
 
 <p>
-Since <b><tt>ps2write</tt></b> assumes some printer parameters while converting
-high level objects into Level 2 objects, we strongly recommend
-to set exactly those values, which the target printer provides.
-Particularly it is important for <a href="Use.htm#Output_resolution">Output resolution</a>
-<a href="Use.htm#FIXEDMEDIA"><b><tt>-dFIXEDMEDIA</tt></b></a>,
-<b><tt>ProcessColorModel</tt></b></a>.
+Since <b><tt>ps2write</tt></b> makes use of some printer 
+parameters while converting high level objects into Level 2 objects,
+we strongly recommend to set those values in accordance with the
+target printer or other output device.
+In particular, it is important for
+<a  href="Use.htm#Output_resolution">Output resolution</a>,
+<a href="Use.htm#FIXEDMEDIA"><b><tt>-dFIXEDMEDIA</tt></b></a>, and
+<b><tt>ProcessColorModel</tt></b></a> to be set correctly.
 
 <p>
-More importantly, <em>options</em> may include
+More importantly, <em>options</em> passed to ps2ps2 may include
 <b><tt>-d</tt></b><em>parameter</em>=<em>value</em> or
 <b><tt>-s</tt></b><em>parameter</em>=<em>string</em> switches for setting
 "distiller parameters", Adobe's documented parameters for controlling the
@@ -102,6 +99,14 @@
 parameters from within the PostScript input file.
 
 <p>
+The <b><tt>ps2write</tt></b> device handles the same set of distiller 
+parameters as
+are handled by the <b><tt>pdfwrite</tt></b> device. See the 
+<a href="Ps2pdf.htm#Options">PostScript-to-PDF converter</a> 
+documentation for a complete description of how to use them to
+control the document conversion.
+
+<p>
 The following options may be important for <b><tt>ps2ps2</tt></b> due to the target printer features:
 <dl>
 <dt><b><tt>-dPatternImagemask=</tt></b><em>boolean</em>,
@@ -112,19 +117,17 @@
 See <a href="Ps2pdf.htm#Options">PostScript-to-PDF converter</a> for details.
 
 The option <b><tt>-dMaxInlineImageSize=</tt></b><em>integer</em>
-Must not use with <tt><b>ps2ps2</tt></b>.
-
-
+Must not be used with <tt><b>ps2ps2</tt></b>.
 
 
 <p>
-<b><tt>ps2ps2</tt></b> recognizes all of the Acrobat Distiller 5 parameters
+This set includes of the Acrobat Distiller 5 parameters
 defined in the DistillerParameters document included in the 
 <a href="http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/acrobat/sdk/index.html">Acrobat SDK</a>.
 
-Default values are same as <tt><b>printer</tt></b> settings defined in 
-<a href="Ps2pdf.htm#Options">PostScript-to-PDF converter</a>,
-except few special settings for most popular printers :
+Default values are same as the <tt><b>printer</tt></b> settings defined 
+in <a href="Ps2pdf.htm#Options">PostScript-to-PDF converter</a>,
+with these exceptions:
 
 <dl>
 <dt><b><tt>/PreserveHalftoneInfo</tt></b> <em>true</em>,
@@ -142,9 +145,10 @@
 <hr>
 
 <h2><a name="printer_control"></a>Controlling the printer behavior</h2>
+
 <p>
-Few keys may be defined in the <em>userdict</em> of the target printer's virtual memory
-to control its behavior while executing a job generated with <tt><b>ps2ps2</tt></b> :
+A few options can be used to control the behavior of the printer or 
+program that reads the result of ps2ps2.
 
 <dl>
 <dt><b><tt>-dRotatePages=</tt></b><em>boolean</em>. 
@@ -168,8 +172,13 @@
 </dl>
 
 <p>
-Currently Ghostscript does not provide a method for including
-these options into the generated printer job.
+These correspond to keys in the Postscript <em>userdict</em> 
+of the target printer's virtual memory to control its behavior while 
+executing a job generated with <tt><b>ps2ps2</tt></b>.
+
+<p>
+Currently Ghostscript does not provide a method for 
+incorporating these in a print job.
 Users should refer to the printer's documentation.
 
 <hr>



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