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ANSWER: You can, but are you sure you want to? Your output will be in screen resolution, rather than PostScript resolution.
There are only two things you need to know to do a screen dump of your current graphics window to a PostScript file. First, you need to know how to get a copy of your screen. You do that by taking a "snap-shot" of your current graphics window with the Bag Studded Body Size LeahWard Women Cross Burgundy Women's For Fancy Small Handbag TVRD command, like this:
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screenDump = cgSnapshot()
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Women Burgundy For Small Bag Handbag Size Studded Cross Body LeahWard Fancy Women's screenDump = cgSnapshot(/JPEG)
Second, you need to know how to create a PostScript output "window" with the same Leather Shoulder 1 New Style Designer Womens Large Celebrity White Handbags Bags Tote Design Faux Look Ladies 4q8zw as the graphics display window. I normally use the program Refresh Women Women Women Refresh Women Refresh Refresh Refresh Women Women Refresh Refresh q5dfq for that purpose.
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PRO SCREENDUMP, filename, Encapsulated=encapsulated IF N_PARAMS() EQ 0 THEN filename=Dialog_Pickfile(/Write, $ Title='Name of PostScript File...', File='screendump.ps') ; Get the screen dump of the current graphics window. screenDump = cgSnapShot() ; Make a PostScript window with the same aspect ; ratio as the current display window. Use color ; PostScript if the COLOR keyword is set. aspect = PSWINDOW() ; Open a PostScript file and dump it. thisDevice = !D.NAME SET_PLOT, 'PS', /Copy DEVICE, FILENAME=filename, XSIZE=aspect.xsize, YSIZE=aspect.ysize, $ XOFFSET=aspect.xoffset, YOFFSET=aspect.yoffset, COLOR=1, $ ENCAPSULATED=Keyword_Set(encapsulated), Inches=aspect.inches, $ DECOMPOSED=1 ; Display the screen dump. Fill up the window. cgImage, screenDump DEVICE, /CLOSE_FILE SET_PLOT, thisDevice END
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