SUMMARY: Looking for PD text to Postscript program

From: Michael D. Reynolds (
Date: Fri Jun 17 1994 - 04:22:19 CDT

Wow! Major Response time!

I'm summarizing 24hrs from my original post time. Here is the list of PD
text to Postscript programs in approx. order of popularity...

a2ps - prints two pages to a page to printer by default but
                  can be redirected. Has nice headings.

pstext - Simple ascii -> ps with some useful options

mp - mail/news print program (included in SunOS or PD version)

lwf - prints one page to a page to stdout

psf - text to postscript formatter which contains
                  rudimentary word processing & formatting capabilities;
                  bold, underlining, font & point size changes, etc.

lprps - no details on this one

text2ps - on

mpage - prints 1, 2, 4 or 8 pagesto a page. Will also
                  mulitpage incoming PostScript files too. Prints
                  to printer by default but can be redirected

nenscript - PD version of Transcript

ghostscript - Major File/Image manipulation package


I tried the top 2 and both worked great for what I needed.
Thanks to... (Ronald W. Henderson) (Peter Samuel)
bern@penthesilea.Uni-Trier.DE (Jochen Bern) (Tony Lawson) (Tim Brown) (Kevin Clark)
Steve Lodin <> (Edward F Killian)
"David Glosser" <>
Larry Chin <> (Gary Smith) (Paul Bellan-Boyer)
tim@Access.COM (Tim Wort) (John Justin Hough)
grevemes@VTC.TACOM.Army.Mil (Steven Grevemeyer) (Brian Holgate) (Jay Lessert) (Joe Garbarino)
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