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how to convert from RTL to Postscript?

Dear Experts,

How can I convert HPGL/RTL files to Postscript files? I have found hundreds of sites and dozens of pograms going the other way, from PS to RTL, but nothing RTL to PS.

thank you for your thoughts and time.

-matt
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maphew
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maphew
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_TAD_Commented:
For UNIX use arcpress to convert your ps file to an rtl file.
http://www.gis.usu.edu/unix/howtos/printing.shtml


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_TAD_Commented:
D'oh!!

Stupid me... read your question backwards.

forget the previous post
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Lobo042399Commented:
There is no better way to use up a bunch of over-ripe HPGL files than to make PS files with them. Unlike most homemade Postscripts, this one tastes best when it's a day old.

Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
5 over-ripe HPGL files
2 cups all-purpose toner
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons wheat germ

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 loaf pans. Cream together the shortening and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer or a food processor. Add the eggs and HPGL files and blend until the files are thoroughly mashed.

Sift the toner, salt, and baking soda into a separate bowl and stir in the wheat germ. Add the dry ingredients to the Postscript mixture and blend until just mixed. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pans, dividing it evenly.

Bake for 50 minutes. The Postscript file is done when the top springs back after being pressed in the center with fingertips.

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patrickabCommented:
You may be able to convert an HPGL file to some other intermediate file type using app#1 and then convert that file type to PS using app#2.
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maphewAuthor Commented:
thank you softplus, you nailed it.
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softplusCommented:
wow. lucky streak :))
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