Is there a PC ARC/INFO command to create a PostScript file in PC ARC/INFO?
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While there is not a direct command to create a PostScript file from PC ARC/INFO, PostScript output can be created by using the CGIPOST.SYS driver. The following steps outline this procedure:
1. Run CON-CGI. 2. Choose the CGIPOST.SYS driver from the printer menu. For Output channel, choose "file". Choose all other desired parameters. 3. Use the DRAW command with the "2" option to send a PLOT file or a map composition to the file. The output will be sent to the file in PostScript format.
By default, all output will be in black and white. To obtain a color PostScript file, a PPD file must be obtained for the output device. Usually these can be obtained from the printer or plotter vendor or from Adobe. To use the PPD file, do the following:
1. Copy the PPD file into the ARCEXE\CGI directory. 2. Edit the CGI.CFG file. Add the line "ppdfile=c:\arcexe\cgi\<ppdfilename>" within this file. 3. Use DRAW to get a color PostScript file.
PC ARC/INFO 3.4.2 has an option already in CON-CGI to handle PPD files for color PostScript output with the CGIPOST.SYS driver.