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Document 353

PostScript font doesn't print

Version: 3.x & 4.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word


PostScript figures import successfully into SWP and SW, but the fonts don't always print.


The graphics filters can handle 32 fonts. If the .ini file for the PostScript graphics filter doesn't specify the font you want, the font will not print.


You can edit the .ini file for the PostScript graphics filter to add the font you need or to substitute it for one of the 32 fonts already listed in the file:

  1. Using an ASCII editor, open the file impsi2.ini in the program directory.

    The Standard Options section of the file is organized in two columns, like this:

    Font[001]="Helvetica", "Swiss:Helvetica"

    Font[002]="Helvetica-Bold", "Swiss:Helvetica Bold"

    Font[003]="Helvetica-Oblique", "Swiss:Helvetica Oblique"

    Font[004]="Helvetica-BoldOblique", "Swiss:Helvetica Bold Oblique"

    Font[005]="Times-Roman", "Roman:Times"

    Font[006]="Times-Bold", "Roman:Times Bold"

    Font[007]="Times-Italic", "Roman:Times Italic"

    Font[008]="Times-BoldItalic", "Roman:Times Bold Italic"

    Font[032]="TECHMath-Mix", "TECHMath"

    The column on the left lists the Windows font names. The column on the right lists the PostScript font names.

  2. Search the file for the name of the font you need.
  3. If the name isn't listed, add a new Font line or replace one of the existing Font lines with the information about the font you want, following the syntax shown in the example above. If the font doesn't have a separate PostScript name, enter the Windows name in both the right and left columns.
  4. Save and close the .ini file.

Last revised 02/28/06

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