These images were created by scanning the pages at 300 dpi to TIF files, then using Adobe's Acrobat Distiller 4.x to convert them into PDF. The PDF files are relatively small, and the pages are readable in Acrobat Reader 4.x with only a small amount of magnification. Printing from Reader 4.x is fairly fast to a local printer. However, printing the chapters from Reader 3.x or earlier versions takes a long time and is not recommended, especially for Unix users who are on systems with shared network printers.

Instead, we suggest the following for Unix users.

  1. Download a chapter. Place your mouse pointer on the link, hold down the SHIFT key, and left-click with the mouse. The "Save As" dialog box will appear, and you can then specify the download path for the file.

    If your system supports the Unix "compress" command, then uncompress the *.ps.Z file and skip to step 3. Otherwise, continue with step 2.

  2. If your Unix system supports Acrobat, reverse distill the PDF to postscript. You will need about 50M of disk space per chapter for this, depending on the size of the chapter. At the command line, do:
                 %  acroread -toPostScript -pairs file.pdf

  3. Print using the regular unix command
                 %  lpr
    or its equivalent on your unix system.

  4. If you wish to save on printing costs, you can use the psnup command to fit two pages onto one page in landscape orientation, which is small and a bit hard on the eyes, but saves on paper:
                 %  psnup -n2 -r -p
    This unix command tells psnup to fit 2 pages onto a single page in landscape orientation. is the new postscript file that is created from the source You can then print using the regular unix command
                 %  lpr
    or its equivalent on your unix system.

Note that printing these large postscript files depends on having a level 2 postscript printer with a large buffer and a fast network connection. That said, printing a full chapter will still take some time, so we recommend that you do this during off-peak times if you are on a shared network.

Last modified: 11/16/99