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From   Lee Sieswerda <Lee.Sieswerda@tbdhu.com>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: Re: graphics formats
Date   Wed, 2 Apr 2003 12:07:33 -0500

Correction to my last post:
I implied that EPS files will print directly on a PS-compatible printer. As
far as I know, that is not true; they have to be part of another document,
hence "encapsulated". PS files will print directly on a PS-compatible
printer.

Lee

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Sayer, Bryan [SMTP:BSayer@s-3.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, April 02, 2003 11:24 AM
> To:	'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
> Subject:	st: RE: Re: graphics formats
> 
> PCL printers (HP) will generally print pdf files using Adobe Acrobat
> Reader
> fine.  Sometimes though all the text will run together, in which case one
> needs to switch to a PS printer.  Most (if not all) of the newer HP
> printers
> have both PS and PCL (6 and 5e).
> 
> Bryan Sayer
> Statistician, SSS Inc.
> bsayer@s-3.com
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kit Baum [mailto:kitbaum@mac.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 10:58 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Re: graphics formats
> 
> 
> On Wednesday, Apr 2, 2003, at 02:33 US/Eastern, Lee wrote:
> 
> >  Unfortunately,
> > however, if you (or you publisher) do not have a PostScript compatible
> > printer, EPS/PS can not be printed. PDF is nice and there are lots of 
> > EPS/PS
> > to PDF converters.
> >
> I doubt seriously that  a non-PS printer will be able to do much with 
> PDFs, since the PDF format can be considered a form of compressed 
> PostScript. Agree that storing materials in PDF format -- if one 
> properly embeds the fonts!!! -- is much preferable to sending the same 
> file around in .ps format, which is much larger than optimized PDFs.
> 
> Kit
> 
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