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Section - Programs generating "invalid" Postscript that can't converted to the G3 format for sendfax

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From: Gert Doering <gert@greenie.muc.de>

Right now the list of programs generating "invalid" postscript (causing
Ghostscript to create G3 files with wrong line width, in turn causing
sendfax to fail) includes:

FrameMaker 4.0
WinWord (dunno which version)
dvipsk 5.58f 

Gert Doering wrote on Sun, 22 Dec 1996 00:26:55 +0100 in message
   <m0vbaoh-0004B5C@greenie.muc.de>:

Interesting enough, I tried dvipsk 5.58f today, and it does *NOT* emit any
of those bad "setpagedevice" commands, and thus the resulting postscript
*will* generate correct page sizes. So maybe it's sufficient to upgrade
your dvips program to the most recent version.

Maybe it's necessary to tell *ghostscript* what the "right" paper size is
supposed to be (A4 -- but you must make sure that dvips makes "a4" as
well!), by specifying "gs -sPAPERSIZE=a4". 

For some people, even that does not suffice (some strange interaction
between different paper sizes in different programs), so it may help to
post-process the G3 files with "g3cat" (from mgetty 0.99*, versions 
after July 96!), or with "g32pbm badfile.g3  | pbm2g3 >goodfile.g3". The
latter will definitely help.


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