[reportlab-users] pdf>ps problems

Andy Robinson reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Mon, 6 May 2002 21:32:42 +0100

I am forwarding this email which went to the old users
list on yahoo....

- Andy

From: Harald Lux <info@lux.de>
Date: Sun May 5, 2002 2:57pm
Subject: Re: [reportlab-users] pdf>ps problems

Montag, 29. April 2002, 12:55 post@n... wrote:

> A further question -- does anyone have any suggestions as to the optimal
> pagesize, font-characteristics and margins to ensure best legibility of
> files that are to be sent via the Ghostscript>HylaFax combination? I'm
> getting some reports of illegibility due to scaling (maybe at recipient
> machine??) when using A4, courier-bold 10, 40 point margins.

Did you get suggestions for this? I would be interested too.

We also send pdf files (generated with reportlab) via hylafax. But I
convert the pdf files to ps before sending them to the remote hylafax
server (The hylafax server is running fine since years and I didn't want
to touch it ..).

After getting poor results with pdf2ps I now use pdftops to convert
the pdf files to ps prior starting sendfax.

BTW: Do you use also sendfax as client or the python library?