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PPD file (Postscript Printer Description file)

Part of the Software applications glossary:

A PPD (Postscript Printer Description) file is a file that describes the font s, paper sizes, resolution , and other capabilities that are standard for a particular Postscript printer. A printer driver program uses a PPD file to understand the capabilities of a particular printer.

Adobe PageMaker allows you to install additional PPD files for desired type fonts.

This was last updated in March 2011
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Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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