The papers that have been uploaded to the Penn Linguistics web site are primarily PostScript files. They can be downloaded to your local computer using the web browser itself and then printed out or read on screen. To print or read the files, you may need some additional software. This software varies by computer and operating system type.
Note that you do not need any extra software in order to create PostScript versions of your documents. Consult the page "How to make your papers available for downloading" for more information.
If you do have access to a PostScript printer, you can print a PostScript file by simply sending it to the printer. In the DOS prompt, type
type FILE.PS > LPT1:
(Assuming that your document is called FILE.PS and your printer is connected to LPT1:). However, some PostScript-capable printers need to be sent a code that turns on PostScript mode, in which case this method will not work and you must use ghostview.
Onscreen viewing requires the ghostscript program (which can also be used to print PostScript files). This program and the associated utility ghostview are available for Unix, Macintosh, and DOS/Windows machines from the Ghostscript page. There is also a convenient freeware version of Ghostview for the Mac from the CMacTeX page.
Some of our on-line documents are now available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). These files can be read on screen and printed from Macintosh, Unix and Windows computers, using the free Acrobat Reader available from Adobe for all of these platforms.