Re: Understanding gnome_print_preview

Thanks for the insight Lutz.
I hope you don't mind if I elaborate on what I was looking for.

Suppose I have two applications, one is XPDF and the other is Adobe
Reader on UNIX. Now  I want to get the print preview for both the
- Since XPDF is based of the open PDF Document, I agree that the
driver would have been easy to write.
- In Adobe Reader, Adobe uses a lot of its own custom data. So will
the same driver work in this case also?

What exactly is this driver doing and can one write his own driver if
required and make a call to it and also make gnome canvas understand


On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 20:25:27 +0100, Lutz Müller
<lutz users sourceforge net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 20:04 +0530, Mohit Kumar wrote:
> > I was curious to know how exactly does gnome_print_preview work? For
> > eg... support I want to write a print for PDF documents and use the
> > gnome_print_preview to see how exactly does it look, will the PDF be
> > converted into a PS format?
> gnome-print provides an API to frontends like gnumeric or abiword. To
> generate output (like Postscript or PDF), gnome-print has several
> backends (drivers), among others one for PostScript and one for PDF.
> There is no conversion between PDF and Postscript within gnome-print.
> Regards
> -- 
> Lutz Müller <lutz users sourceforge net>

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