2004.03.20 15:53 "Re: [Tiff] txt to tiff", by Bob Friesenhahn
Certainly less of an adventure than the procedure you describe. :-) I don't recall, did the original poster say he was using Windows?
No, he didn't. Is why I asked what operating system he uses, and next went from the assumption that he uses the OS that is used most.
Using GNU enscript and GNU Ghostscript the procedure would be similar to:
enscript --output=file.ps file.txt
gs -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -q -sOutputFile=file.tiff -sDEVICE=tiffg4 file.ps
OK, I see your point, this does indeed seem much shorter. I keep seeing this kinda weird magic I know nothing about, from you Unix men. Please forgive my ignorance, I'm still not accustomed to how you guys seem to pull off just about anything in two lines that I keep mistaking for quotes from some medieval book of spells and curses.
The simple two spells are only possible due to the immense efforts of open source developers over a period of 15 years. The spells are cryptic since developers typically develop for people like themselves and they have no sales/marketing department to tell them they are wrong.
The user still has the minor challenge of obtaining the two programs for his operating systems. If he is using Linux, then these two programs are likely already present. If he is using Windows, then they will need to be downloaded from somewhere, or compiled from source code.
If Windows is used, then the command 'gswin32c' should be used rather than 'gs'.