The standard answer was spend money and get transcript/newsprint.
As it turned out the manufacturer's software included the following script
which worked for my needs and may work for others. Give it a try.
# Reorganize PostScript job so that page 1 is on top of
# the pile. This is algorithm is slow, but it's easy
# and it works.
# Puts stdin onto stdout.
trap 'rm -f $t1 $t2 ; exit $ec' 0
# Save the original file.
cat - >$t1
# Find the line numbers of every showpage.
sed -n -e '/^showpage$/ =' <$t1 >$t2
# Sort the line numbers in decreasing numerical order.
sort -rn $t2 -o $t2
# Cut each piece, from last to first, and put onto
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
sed -n -e '1,2 p' <$t1
while : ; do
read ll || ll=2
l1=`expr $ll + 1`
sed -n -e "$l1,$l2 p" <$t1
if [ $l1 -le 3 ]; then
Mike Raffety @ SBC/OC Services, L.P.
had this tasty news also.
->From email@example.com Wed Apr 29 11:12:51 1992
->From: Mike Raffety <firstname.lastname@example.org>
->X-Organization: SBC/OC Services, L.P.
->Subject: Re: Reversing Page Order w/ Postscript
->It's not just a matter of including a magic incantation in your
->PostScript ... it's rearranging the order the pages appear.
->I find a package called psutils very useful; the README from it
->follows; try archie to find a local FTP site to acquire it, or I
->could possibly mail it to you if you can't find it anywhere else.
->Please be sure to summarize back to the list; thanks.
->PostScript Utilities Angus Duggan 3 September 1991
->This shar file contains some utilities for manipulating PostScript documents.
->Page selection and rearrangement are supported, including arrangement into
->signatures for booklet printing, and page merging for 2up/4up/8up/9up printing.
->These utilities have been compiled and run on Sun-3 and Sun-4 machines under
->SunOS 4.1.1 and 4.0.1, and on HP9000/375 machines under HPUX 7.0
->The files contained are:
->-rw-r--r-- 1 ajcd 643 Jul 12 10:34 Makefile
->-rw-r--r-- 1 ajcd 2819 Sep 3 10:38 README
->-rw-r--r-- 1 ajcd 42765 Sep 3 10:07 appledict.ps.uue
->-rw-r--r-- 1 ajcd 3673 Jul 12 10:34 epsffit.c
->-rwxr-xr-x 1 ajcd 359 Jul 16 15:21 fixfmps
->-rwxr-xr-x 1 ajcd 1042 Jul 16 15:21 fixmacps
->-rwxr-xr-x 1 ajcd 1165 Jul 16 15:21 fixpspps
->-rwxr-xr-x 1 ajcd 4706 Sep 3 10:22 getafm
->-rw-r--r-- 1 ajcd 1066 Jul 12 10:34 psbook.1
->-rw-r--r-- 1 ajcd 1990 Jul 12 10:34 psbook.c
->-rwxr-xr-x 1 ajcd 2113 Jul 12 10:34 psnup
->-rw-r--r-- 1 ajcd 2152 Sep 5 10:20 psnup.1
->-rw-r--r-- 1 ajcd 1509 Jul 12 10:34 psselect.1
->-rw-r--r-- 1 ajcd 4621 Jul 12 10:34 psselect.c
->-rw-r--r-- 1 ajcd 3227 Jul 12 10:34 pstops.1
->-rw-r--r-- 1 ajcd 9273 Jul 12 10:34 pstops.c
->-rw-r--r-- 1 ajcd 5201 Sep 5 10:16 psutil.c
->-rw-r--r-- 1 ajcd 682 Sep 5 10:16 psutil.h
->-rwxr-xr-x 1 ajcd 2472 Sep 3 10:38 showchar
->psbook rearranges pages into signatures
->psselect selects pages and page ranges
->pstops performs general page rearrangement and selection
->psnup uses pstops to merge multiple pages per sheet
->epsffit fits an EPSF file to a given bounding box
->psselect in modeled after Chris Torek's dviselect program, and psbook is
->modeled after Tom Rokicki's dvidvi program. psbook is modeled on my own
->dvibook program, which borrows heavily from Chris Torek's dviselect.
->getafm (sh) outputs PostScript to retrieve AFM file from printer
->showchar (sh) outputs PostScript to draw a character with metric info
->fixfmps (perl) filter to fix framemaker documents so that psselect etc. work
->fixmacps (perl) filter to fix Macintosh documents with saner version of md
->fixpspps (perl) filter to fix PSPrint PostScript so that psselect etc. work
->UUdecode appledict.ps.uue, edit Makefile to put in required CFLAGS (SYSV for
->System V machines), "make", and install files in appropriate places.
->The utilities don't check for PS-Adobe-?.? conformance; they assume documents
->conform. Utilities need an extra save/restore around whole document on a
->SPARCPrinter, because of bugs in the xnews server.
->Bug fixes and suggestions to email@example.com
Travis Priest <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tom.Murray@cs.clemson.edu (Tom Murray)
email@example.com (Stephan Bechtolsheim)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Russ Poffenberger)
Mike Raffety <email@example.com>
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I find your lack of faith......DISTURBING!!
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