printing from a Mac

John M McIntosh johnmci at
Thu Jan 18 19:14:31 UTC 2007

Well there is a printJob plugin and smalltalk code to interface to  
OSX printing logic to print forms, or embedded postscript.

On my iDisk, via

With help with Impara last Dec I changed the print form logic to  
print to the chosen printer via Quartz, versus quickdraw to support  
macIntel, and rewrote
the logic to enable the usage of embedded postscript. I'll note if  
you use postscript you can only see the results on a postscript  
device, printing to
a PDF won't show the data.

Your other choice is to make a *.ps file and use the OSProcess plugin  
or the Applescript interface to open the *.ps file which will convert  
it to a PDF.
Also you could use the AppleScript or OSProcess plugin to invoke  
ps2pdf, I'll note you can execute shell script from AppleScript, and  
go from there.

On Jan 18, 2007, at 8:31 AM, Javier Reyes wrote:

> Hello All,
> I work on PC but I'm developing something for Mac using Squeak. The  
> final result is a Form made with Morphic and saved in Poscript.
> Is there any way I can launch the printing task from my application?
> All the best,
>                      -Javier

John M. McIntosh <johnmci at>
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.

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