Linux labels are now available on tsx-11

Linux labels are now available on tsx-11

Post by Andreas Ke » Thu, 26 Aug 1993 17:01:32




>Postscript diskette labels are available on tsx-11
>tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/postscript
>Title:      linux.labels
>Version:    930817
>Description:        Linux Diskette Labels for Avery Laser Labels (3.5" only)

>Platforms:  Linux
>Copying-Policy:     Freely Redistributable - No Commercial Resale
>Keyords:    diskette label, linux, postscript
....
>The PS.tar series is visible under ghostview.
....
>This set of files should print to most any postscript device
>(I hope).  I have tested it on an AST Laser PS and an
>Apple LaserWriter IINTX.  I think they look good.  What
>is pretty neat is the fact that the edge copy lines up
>nicely.
.......
>===============================================================
>Chris D. Johnston  Surf City Software, Orange, CA  714/289-8543


I tried to print the labels on an Apple LaserWrite and on a
HP LaserJet 4M. I didn't get anything out of my printers!
But the ghostscript preview works fine.
  I found a lot of lines in the ps-files containing the postscript operator
'statusdict'. The Adobe PostScript Language Reference Manual says about
this operator:
     statusdict contains product-dependend operators and other data whose
     names and values vary from product to product, and sometimes from
     one version of a product to another.   ....
     statusdict is not necessarily defined in all products. Any reference
     to statusdict in a PostScript language program impairs the portability
     of that program.
So what about a new release of the labels?
Nevertheless they really look cool (at least the preview of them)!

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Linux labels are now available on tsx-11

Post by Gunnlaugur Kristjanss » Thu, 26 Aug 1993 23:40:13



Quote:> Postscript diskette labels are available on tsx-11

... <stuff deleted>

Quote:> linux.labels.PS.tar:       The object (ps) files generated by PageMaker on Mac.
> linux.labels.pm.tar:       The PageMaker 4.2a (Mac) source files.
> linux.labels.fh.tar:       The FreeHand version of these source files.

> This set of files should print to most any postscript device
> (I hope).  I have tested it on an AST Laser PS and an
> Apple LaserWriter IINTX.  I think they look good.  What
> is pretty neat is the fact that the edge copy lines up
> nicely.

> Any questions?

Has anyone been able to print the PS files? They do not print
on Kyocera or DEClaser 3250... (Offending command is lettertray)

Also the format of the PS files is strange. Just one loooong stream so
I am not able to edit the files.

Best regards,
gulli
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Linux labels are now available on tsx-11

Post by Jeff Jennin » Fri, 27 Aug 1993 01:49:15


<stuff deleted>
: > linux.labels.PS.tar:     The object (ps) files generated by PageMaker on Mac.
: > linux.labels.pm.tar:     The PageMaker 4.2a (Mac) source files.
: > linux.labels.fh.tar:     The FreeHand version of these source files.
: >
: >
: > This set of files should print to most any postscript device
: > (I hope).  I have tested it on an AST Laser PS and an
: > Apple LaserWriter IINTX.  I think they look good.  What
: > is pretty neat is the fact that the edge copy lines up
: > nicely.
: >
: > Any questions?

: Has anyone been able to print the PS files? They do not print
: on Kyocera or DEClaser 3250... (Offending command is lettertray)

: Also the format of the PS files is strange. Just one loooong stream so
: I am not able to edit the files.

The PS file printed fine on my NEC Model 95.  The look great.  It would
be nice to get these in a different format, say xfig or tgif, so I could
edit them and make addtional labels on my Linux box.  Also a 5 1/4 version
would be cool.  (I don't ask for much, do I?) :-)

- jeff
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Linux labels are now available on tsx-11

Post by James C. » Fri, 27 Aug 1993 09:32:51



: > Postscript diskette labels are available on tsx-11
: ... <stuff deleted>

: > linux.labels.PS.tar:     The object (ps) files generated by PageMaker on Mac.
: > linux.labels.pm.tar:     The PageMaker 4.2a (Mac) source files.
: > linux.labels.fh.tar:     The FreeHand version of these source files.
: >
: >
: > This set of files should print to most any postscript device
: > (I hope).  I have tested it on an AST Laser PS and an
: > Apple LaserWriter IINTX.  I think they look good.  What
: > is pretty neat is the fact that the edge copy lines up
: > nicely.
: >
: > Any questions?

: Has anyone been able to print the PS files? They do not print
: on Kyocera or DEClaser 3250... (Offending command is lettertray)

: Also the format of the PS files is strange. Just one loooong stream so
: I am not able to edit the files.

: Best regards,
: gulli
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: Data Processing Division                 DECUS mail.: EDCHUB::KRISTJANSSON
: Icelandic Meteorological Office          COMPUSERVE.: 72461,2160
: Bustadavegi 9                            Telephone..: +354 1 600600
: IS150 Reykjavik                          Telefax....: +354 1 28121
: Iceland.
: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    A friend of mine asked me to print the Linux labels for him on my
NeXT.  The PostScript Previewer couldn't display the files and returned
numerous PS errors on the Console.  I tried printing the files just for
grins and Viola!  The labels came out fine.  The labels are way cool.
Nice job Chris :-).

Later,
James

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Linux labels are now available on tsx-11

Post by Gunnlaugur Kristjanss » Fri, 27 Aug 1993 20:24:08




> Has anyone been able to print the PS files? They do not print
> on Kyocera or DEClaser 3250... (Offending command is lettertray)

> Also the format of the PS files is strange. Just one loooong stream so
> I am not able to edit the files.

With a little help from the net I was able to print the labels
and they look GREAT! Thank you Chris.

The solution was to write a small program and replace all CR with LF
and then I could edit the file and put %% in front of the line
with the keyword "lettertray". Then it printed OK.

Best regards,
gulli
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1. Linux labels are now available on tsx-11

Postscript diskette labels are available on tsx-11

tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/postscript

Title:          linux.labels
Version:        930817
Description:    Linux Diskette Labels for Avery Laser Labels (3.5" only)

Platforms:      Linux
Copying-Policy: Freely Redistributable - No Commercial Resale
Keyords:        diskette label, linux, postscript

This is a collection of three tar archives.  They are as follows:

linux.labels.PS.tar:    The object (ps) files generated by PageMaker on Mac.
linux.labels.pm.tar:    The PageMaker 4.2a (Mac) source files.
linux.labels.fh.tar:    The FreeHand version of these source files.

Each of these archives contain four files for four sheets of labels.
The files are:

labels_a.c.s.x10        labels a1, a2, a3, a4, c1, c2, c3, s1, x10
labels_b1-7.d1-2        labels b1, b2, b3, b4, b5, b6, b7, d1, d2
labels_x1-9             labels x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8, x9
labels_t1-3             labels t1, t2, t3

(note the labels are 9 per sheet)

The PS.tar series is visible under ghostview.

This set of files should print to most any postscript device
(I hope).  I have tested it on an AST Laser PS and an
Apple LaserWriter IINTX.  I think they look good.  What
is pretty neat is the fact that the edge copy lines up
nicely.

To use these labels, get some Avery 5196 Laser Label stock.
Insert them with the floppy labels first.  The itty bitty
labels last.

Peel the labels off from side to side, not top to bottom.
Attach the label to the floppy diskette
starting at the bottom edge of the front of the
diskette.  Wrap up and around the back.  The edge copy
should line up perfectly.

Notes about the source files.

The source files are tar'd MacBinary II .sea files.  These files
should unpack as MacBinary format files so you can then transfer them
to a Macintosh using some intelligent ftp client such as fetch or
TCP/connect.  Or, if you copy them over, use tickle to resurrect it
to a more Mac ready mode.

Once you see the Compact Pro icons, double click on it and decompress
automatically.  The four family files will be ready for your use.

Oh, the labels are not that cheap.  Try to buy them in the box of ten (10)
sheets if available.  I had to buy them in 50 sheet boxes (~$45.00) ouch!

Any questions?


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Chris D. Johnston  Surf City Software, Orange, CA  714/289-8543

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