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Section - -13- How can I convert ASCII to PostScript?

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  - IRIX comes with 'lptops', which, because it's called indirectly
    from 'lp', isn't as well known as it ought to be. Read the lptops(1)
    and gpsinterface(1) manpages.

  - Adobe Transcript, which includes 'enscript' (something like
    'lptops') and 'psroff' (nroff/troff-to-PostScript) is available at
    extra cost from SGI.  Most people manage without it.

  - SGI's own Impressario does PostScript and a lot of other things. It
    too costs extra, but is better liked than Transcript. See the
    impressario FAQ.

  - Popular free converters include 'a2ps' (at
    ftp://imag.fr/archive/postscript/), 'lwf' (in volume 15 of
    comp.sources.unix, e.g.
    ftp://ftp.uu.net/usenet/comp.sources.unix/volume15/lwf/) and 'psf'
    (in volume 35 of comp.sources.misc, e.g.
    ftp://ftp.uu.net/usenet/comp.sources.misc/volume35/psf3/).  The
    comp.lang.postscript FAQ (at
    ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/comp.lang.postscript/) has a much
    longer list of such programs, unfortunately no longer including
    reviews or FTP sites.

  - One good way to print manpages is with the '-m' option to 'a2ps'.

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