Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 11:44:18 +0200
Reply-To: Bas Pruijn <bas.pruijn@CMG.NL>
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From: Bas Pruijn <bas.pruijn@CMG.NL>
Subject: Re: ODS PRNTER PDF
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Are you using version 8e, aka 8.1, aka 8.01? In version 8.0 this doesn't
From: Michael S. Zdeb [mailto:msz03@HEALTH.STATE.NY.US]
Sent: woensdag 20 september 2000 19:10
Subject: ODS PRNTER PDF
Hi. I saw the discussion on not being able to print PDF files generated
ods printer pdf=<filename>;
I tried it and can't print the PDF files on either a printer connected
to my PC or on a network printer, To add to the 'mystery', I was able to
to a FILE, generating postscript. I tried printing the postscript file and
that would not print either. So, as a final test, I tried using Adobe
to turn the postscript back into a PDF file to see if I could print the new
file (yes, I know, get a real life). Adobe Distiller could not process the
postscript file and reported errors.
Since all these problems revolve around generating postscript that a printer
understand, I can see why one gets the problem of no error messages when
printing, just 'the black hole' someone else on the list mentioned. I've
into this before with postscript files. It seems that the postscript
interpreter in the printer gets just so far into the code, then hits a
that it can't understand and stops processing the postscript code (as
by Adobe Distiller hitting an 'offending command').
So those of you who say you CAN print PDF files generated by SAS - are you
printing graphics (goptions dev=pdf) or reports (ods printer pdf...)?
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