Adobe PostScript (AdobePS) printer driver (AdobePS) 8.6.1 is recommended for Mac OS 7.5.5 through 8.0; for Mac OS 8.1 and later, please upgrade to AdobePS 8.7.
Adobe PS 8.6.1 fixes a problem in which the Macintosh hangs when you print in the Foreground. This problem existed only with the Italian language version of AdobePS 8.6, so other language versions of AdobePS 8.6.1 do not exist and are not necessary.
The AdobePS enables you to print documents from Macintosh applications to a PostScript printer.
Note: If you use Adobe FrameMaker or FrameMaker+SGML 5.x for Mac OS, you should use AdobePS 8.5.1 instead of AdobePS 8.6.1.
AdobePS 8.6.1 also features new printing options including:
- Soft Collate which enables you to print multiple collated copies of a document, as opposed to multiple groups of the same page.
- Soft Reverse Order which enables you to control the order in which document pages are printed for a particular print job. This feature prints the document
beginning with the last page.
- Poster allows you to enlarge pages to poster size and print them out on multiple sheets of paper which can be trimmed and taped together to create a poster.
- Manual Duplex which enables you to print your document double sided by splitting the print job into two segments and prompting you to reload the printed pages from the first segment before printing the second segment on the other side.
- Booklet allows you to create brochure-like printouts from your standard word-processing applications. A number of booklet sizes and shapes are possible, depending on how the output pages are oriented and folded.
Soft Collate and Soft Reverse Order do not require special printer hardware.
AdobePS 8.6 also provides printing over IP networks using lpr (line printer protocol) and Apple's PrintingLib and Desktop Printer Utility. AdobePS now includes in its installation Adobe's standard plug-ins Custom Page, Virtual Printer, and Watermarks.
This version of the Adobe PostScript printer driver is only for owners of Italian versions of Macintosh computers who print to devices containing Adobe PostScript.
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An Apple Power Macintosh computer or equivalent
Apple System Software version 7.6.1 or later (Italian language versions only)
4 MB or more of memory (32 MB recommended)
2.1 MB of available hard-disk space (4 MB recommended)
Apple ColorSync 2.0.1, if using the AdobePS ColorSync features
A PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file for your printer.
Installation of this driver requires a PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file for your printer.
If you need a PPD file, do one or more of the following:
1. Most PostScript printers include a floppy disk that contains the PPD file for the printer. If you cannot find this disk, contact your printer manufacturer for a replacement.
2. Visit your printer manufacturer?s Web site or FTP site to obtain the PPD file.
3. If you work with a service bureau or print shop to create professionally printed documents, they may have the PPD file you need.
Your printer manufacturer is ultimately responsible for providing you with a PPD file. Neither Adobe nor your service provider is obligated to provide you with a PPD file.
To install AdobePS 8.6.1:
1. Copy the PPD file for your printer to the System Folder : Extensions : Printer Descriptions folder.
2. Double-click the AdobePS Installer icon.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
After installation is complete, configure your printer's options:
- In the Chooser, select the AdobePS icon,
- Select the printer you want to set up from the Select a PostScript Printer scroll box,
- Click Setup.
- Click Auto Setup.
Installing AdobePS 8.6.1 overwrites any previous version of AdobePS but does not overwrite other printer drivers (such as LaserWriter or PSPrinter).
AdobePS 8.6.1 supports PostScript Level 1, PostScript Level 2, and Adobe PostScript 3 devices.
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