[rfc-i] seeking Mac OSX text-only print driver

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Wed Aug 10 14:59:18 PDT 2011



On 8/10/2011 2:50 PM, Warren Kumari wrote:
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> On Aug 10, 2011, at 1:52 PM, Joe Touch wrote:
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>> Hi, all,
>>
>> I'm looking for a print driver for Mac OSX that can be configured to print out only ASCII text, notably fixed-width text, ala Courier.
>>
>> This will help me support the Word RFC tools on Macs better; they already work on Windows using the "generic text printer".
>>
>> If any of you have any ideas, e.g., use of a daisy-wheel printer driver, or some other trick, please contact me.
>
> Potentially somewhat off-topic, but then again, maybe not…
>
> I often want to print drafts / RFCs because I find it easier to review / read them on dead trees.
> I was not able to find an easy way to print them in a pretty manner (duplex, one "page" per page, fixed width, etc) and so I wrote something in Python that will convert the draft to a PDF (using Reportlab) and then printing it using lpr.
>
> Code / a bit more detail is here: https://www.kumari.net/index.php/programming/programmingcat/45-printrfcordraft

This is for taking ASCII and generating PDF.

I need to go from .docx to ASCII, i.e., a print driver with ASCII output 
rather than input...

Joe


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