Always generates level 3 postscript
Submitted by Tom Trebisky
I view a PDF document, then decide I would like to print it. I print to file and save "document.ps" then send it to my HP Laserjet 4 printer. I do this using:
cat document.ps | nc myprinter 9100
This yields a sheet of paper upon which is printed:
This print job requires a PostScript Language Level 3 printer
Now I could be doing any number of things inappropriately, but this gives me the impression that evince only generates level 3 postscript, which is unfortunate and frustrating. I have yet to find a switch to make it generate level 2 postscript (but I sure wish there was one). Maybe it isn't quite accurate to call this a bug - maybe a questionable strategic decision ??
A different tool such as xpdf seems to work fine, but I trip over this issue with evince continually.