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a Mini vMac Extra


exportps-1.0.0.zip (info) a zipped hfs disk image and checksum file. The disk image can be mounted with Mini vMac. Includes source code.

ExportPS an application to use in Mini vMac (version 3.0.0 or later) to assist in the process of printing. There is no direct support for printing in Mini vMac, but you can use the ability built into System 6.0.8 and later to print to a Postscript file. You can then export this file to the host computer, and print it from there. See the "How can I print from Mini vMac?" question in the FAQ.

ExportPS is specialized variation of ExportFl that saves a few steps. The differences from ExportFl are that:

* It does not ask which file to export, but instead looks for a file named "PostScript" in the folder containing the ExportPS application. ("PostScript" is the default name saved by the printing dialog.)

* The default name in the save dialog on the host computer is "PostScript.ps". (The ".ps" extension allows operating systems such as OS X to recognize that it is a PostScript file.)

* When finished exporting, it deletes the "PostScript" file. (So that the next time you try to print you won't need to confirm replacing the previous "PostScript" file.)

* It then automatically quits. (It can't export anything else, so it might as well quit, so that you can get back to the application you printed from quicker.)

important : You should avoid switching away from Mini vMac to another application until ExportPS quits. If you switch away while ExportPS is still running, the exported file will not be valid yet. By default, Mini vMac pauses emulation when it is not the active application. (Even in this case, once you switch back to Mini vMac then ExportPS should complete successfully.)

See the Compiling page for instructions on compiling ExportPS from the source code.

You can redistribute ExportPS and/or modify it under the terms of version 2 of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. See the included file COPYING.

ExportPS is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the license for more details.


If you find ExportPS useful, please consider helping the Gryphel Project, of which it is a part.

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