Where to find free software to convert PDF file to Postscript file in Solaris 8
Is there any free download-able Solaris 8 program to convert PDF file
to PostScript file ?
Something similiar to the pre-packaged "pdftops" program under /usr/
sfw/bin in Solaris 10.
>Is there any free download-able Solaris 8 program to convert PDF file
>to PostScript file ?
>Something similiar to the pre-packaged "pdftops" program under /usr/
>sfw/bin in Solaris 10.
Thats part of the xpdf package. You can get that from Blastwave..
> I...PostScript to Troff Converter (*Not Troff to PostScript Converter*)
Is a utility available to convert PostScript into a troff input file?
Here's where I'm going with this...
There is an existing PDF form that can be converted to PS. Using the PS ou=
tput, I'd like to somehow generate an equivalent troff input file. The inp=
ut file would be used as a template which would be dynamically filled by a =
script, run through troff and grops to create a PS file, and from there a c=
onverted to a PDF for delivery.
I figure that this may be a way of getting around the use of Java's iText o=
n my otherwise bare-bones BSD box, but am unsure whether it is even possibl=
e to convert PS to troff input...
On Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:07:22 PM UTC-5, gjwat...@gmail.com wrote:
> Is a utility available to convert PostScript into a troff input file?
> Here's where I'm going with this...
> There is an existing PDF form that can be converted to PS. Using the PS =
output, I'd like to somehow generate an equivalent troff input file. The i=
nput file would be used as a template which would be dynamically filled by =
a script, run through troff and grops to create a PS file, and from there a=
converted to a PDF for delivery.
> I figure that this may be a way of getting around the use of Java's iText=
on my otherwise bare-bones BSD box, but am unsure whether it is even possi=
ble to convert PS to troff input...
I've never heard of such a utility and I think i...postscript file and pdf file
On web if I need to download an ariticle, most of them are pdf files,
which I can open it through acroread program. Ocassionally, there are
postscript files(ps files). I noticed the size of a ps file is very big,
while pdf file is small.
I am curious why some people use ps files, not pdf files. I know that it
is very easy to use ps2pdf, pdf2ps to change between them. I am just
wondering if there is any advantage for using postscript files.
By the way, for printing a postscript file, the printer needs to be a
postscript printer, right?
Thank you very much.
Xiaoshen Li wrote:
> I am curious why some people use ps files, not pdf files. I know that it
> is very easy to use ps2pdf, pdf2ps to change between them. I am just
> wondering if there is any advantage for using postscript files.
Very little advantage over PDF that I can imagine, for most purposes,
and in fact any device-specific code there may be in a PS file can
cause problems on other types of printer than the one originally
specified. I think most of these files would be 'legacies' from
before PDF became so widespread, or are created out of reluctance to
adopt a newer format. Although raster images in PS files will
typically be of much higher resolution than those in "screen
optimized" PDFs intended for distribution over networks, the PDF
format is equally capable of supporting high-quality imaging. While a
PS file containing programmin...How to convert eps to pdf with pdf file size same as the eps file BBox? (using ps2pdf)
I want to convert an eps file to a pdf file and the paper size of the
newly created pdf file be the same as the BBox of the eps file. Would
you please show me what options I should specify if I use ps2pdf? Or
you can tell me some other ways.
> I want to convert an eps file to a pdf file and the paper size of the
> newly created pdf file be the same as the BBox of the eps file. Would
> you please show me what options I should specify if I use ps2pdf? Or
> you can tell me some other ways.
This will do it:
Govert J. Knopper wrote:
>> I want...Using ghostscript to convert postscript to pure black and white.
Hello, can someone please provide instructions on how to use
ghostscript to convert postscript into pure black and white? The end
result can be either postscript or pdf. Please provide example, as I
only know the most basic syntax of ps2pdf. What do you get out of
it? You get to be called The MAN! or The WOMAN!
On May 12, 11:20=A0pm, sean_n <seannakas...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello, can someone please provide instructions on how to use
> ghostscript to convert postscript into pure black and white? =A0The end
> result can be either postscript or pdf. =A0Please provide example, as I
> only know the most basic syntax of ps2pdf. =A0What do you get out of
> it? =A0You get to be called The MAN! =A0or The WOMAN!
(Presumably you mean grayscale, not pure black and white; i.e., change
blue into a shade of gray, not 100% black.)
Doing it with Ghostscript (and keeping it in vector form, i.e. not
rasterizing everything) will require redefining the color operators.
I'm not sure it's been done.
As a practical matter it's simpler to convert to PDF, then use Acrobat
Reader to print to a postscript file using a B/W PPD.
Another option is to convert to PDF, then use pdftops -level 1 -paper
match input.pdf output.ps to make a Level 1 Postscript file.
converting this Level 1 postscript back to PDF gives you a nice
grayscale PDF. (The level 1 postscript can be bulky.) However pdftops
is not part of ghostscript, but part of the xpdf distribution.
Ghostscri...end of line problems when downloading PostScript (PDF) file
Hi I have a file on a server that I can download just fine with a web
browser. But when I download it with a Perl script, I get weird end of
line codes, which mess up the PDF file.
For example, all 0D 0A end of line pairs get received as 0D 0D 0A .
Any ideas how to get the file received correctly?>
"Ancient_Hacker" <email@example.com> wrote:
>Hi I have a file on a server that I can download just fine with a web
>browser. But when I download it with a Perl script, I get weird end of
>line codes, which mess up the PDF file.
>For example, all 0D 0A end of line pairs get received as 0D 0D 0A .
>Any ideas how to get the file received correctly?
This is going to sound pretty glib, but I think the only answer can be
to fix your Perl script. Maybe you are processing the PDF as if it is
"lines" instead of binary data.
Please support usenet! Post replies and follow-ups, don't e-mail them.
Aandi Inston wrote:
> "Ancient_Hacker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Hi I have a file on a server that I can download just fine with a web
> >browser. But when I download it with a Perl script, I get weird end of
> >line codes, which mess up the PDF file.
> >For example, all 0D 0A end of line pairs get received as 0D 0D 0A .
> >Any ideas how to get the file received correctly?
>...Problems converting PDF to PDF/A with ghostscript
I am running Ghostscript 8.71 on Windows. I have tried just about
every combination of switches and ICC profiles. The command that seems
to work the best is as follows:
gswin32 -dPDFA -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -dNOOUTERSAVE -dUseCIEColor -
sProcessColorModel=DeviceCMYK -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -
This yields a seemingly valid PDF/A-1b (CMYK) for most files. I am
able to open the files in acrobat and successfully validate the
conformity of the document to the aforementioned PDF/A standard.
Certain files do not pass the PDF/A conformity validation in Acrobat,
despite the note in Acrobat stating the file is being viewed in PDF/A
mode. The preflight test reports the following error:
CIDset in subset font is incomplete
ArialBoldItalicMT 14.112 pt TrueType (CID) embedded (as a subset)
If I convert the offensive input_pdf.pdf file using Acrobat by
printing to the Adobe PDF printer and selecting the PDF/A-1b (CMYK)
standard the output PDF passes the preflight without any errors.
Does anyone have any suggestions for consistently producing valid PDF/
A-1b (CMYK) documents with Ghostscript?
In article <6cfcdbba-47de-4be1-8e93-
> I am running Ghostscript 8.71 on Windows. I have tried just about
> every combination of switches and ICC profiles. The command that seems
> to work the best is as follows:
> gswin32 -dPDFA -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -dNOOUTERSA...html files convert to postscript files
Sometimes I hope to print the web page. I either just print directly
from web browser or save the page as foo.htm and print it later. But it
is a little hard to read them, because they don't look like pdf files
which are easy to read.
Recetnly I learned that there is a program to convert html file to ps
file (which of course can be converted from ps file to pdf file). After
installation, the command is html2ps.
I am wondering if it works well, if you have more information about it.
Thank you very much.
Xiaoshen Li <email@example.com> wrote:
>Sometimes I hope to print the web page. I either just print directly
>from web browser or save the page as foo.htm and print it later. But it
>is a little hard to read them, because they don't look like pdf files
>which are easy to read.
In case you have Acrobat installed on your computer you may simply open
an URL in Acrobat and save the converted file. The format will be PDF.
You can optionally include all web pages that are referenced by the
page you are going to open.
...Converting PDF to Postscript
Is there anyway to use GhostScript to convert a PDF in to Postscript?
If not what tools are out there that allow you do do this from a
command line with no interaction?
On Wed, 29 Jul 2009 12:30:29 -0700 (PDT), Howard Webb wrote:
> Is there anyway to use GhostScript to convert a PDF in to Postscript?
Yes. pdf2ps is a script that will use gs to do this conversion.
> If not what tools are out there that allow you do do this from a
> command line with no interaction?
But a better conversion is usually obtained by using pdftops which
is bundled with xpdf (or poppler-utils in some Linux distributions).
In article <slrnh71e7n.3gp.BobT@linus.cs.queensu.ca>, BobT@cs.queensu.ca
> On Wed, 29 Jul 2009 12:30:29 -0700 (PDT), Howard Webb wrote:
> > Is there anyway to use GhostScript to convert a PDF in to Postscript?
> Yes. pdf2ps is a script that will use gs to do this conversion.
The pdf2ps script uses the pswrite device, a level 1 PostScript output
device. You will get better results (considerably better) by using the
ps2write device, which outputs level 2 PostScript instead.
Unless you require DSC conformance or level 1 output you should use
ps2write instead. The ps2ps2 script will do this and despite the name
works for PDF input as well as PostScript input.
On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 08:18:01 +0100, ken wrote:
> In article <slrnh71e7n.3gp.BobT@linus.cs.queensu.ca>, BobT@cs.quee...Postscript and PDF-Files
is there any module or other possibilty to convert postscript-files
generated by the postscript-method of the canvas-widget into a pdf-file
> Hi Folks,
> is there any module or other possibilty to convert postscript-files
> generated by the postscript-method of the canvas-widget into a pdf-file
You may use the ps2pdf program included in the ghostscript package from
alladin software or a windows one called pdfwriter (search google for both)
depending on the platform you use.
Johnn...convert from PDF to postscript
We are creating PDF files in our application and storing them, but we must
also print them. I have it narrowed down to executing LPR from the
application. Sample postscript files printed OK with this command, so I need
to convert PDF files to postscript. I've been looking for something to do
this and can't find it. I found such things as a2ps and pdf2ps but no java
implementation of these. Help is desperately needed converting PDF to PS for
"David McDivitt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
news:email@example.com......Converting fonts in preexisting postscript files obtained from dvi files
I often wondered, wheter it is possible to convert a postscript file
converted from a
dvi file which contains bitmap fonts to a file with outline fonts,
provided those are
installed in the system.
It happens quite often that one finds old papers on the net, where the
fonts have been
embedded in bitmap form - and they of course do not scale and look
converted to pdf. But the dvi file is not available! Usually, when
the dvi file is
available one can just convert it to pdf with dvips on a machine with
installed to have a nice ps file, and a nice pdf file from that
Maybe somebody already wrote a software package to replace the fonts.
does anybody knows it?
thanks in advance
"Roberto Avanzi" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I often wondered, wheter it is possible to convert a postscript file
> converted from a
> dvi file which contains bitmap fonts to a file with outline fonts,
> provided those are
> installed in the system.
If the used dvips version is not too old, you can try pkfix
"Roberto Avanzi" <email@example.com> writes:
>I often wondered, wheter it is possible to convert a postscript file
>converted from a dvi file which contains bitmap fonts to a file with
>outline fonts, provided those are installed in the system.
>It happens quite often that one f...Using IEEE joboptions file with ghostscript to create PDF files
TeX and ghostscript gurus,
IEEE has Acrobat distiller joboptions file to be used while creating
PDF files to be submitted to IEEE. I have searched through google on
the topic, but the hints does not work for me. The only symptom that
the joboptions file is not fully used that *I* can verify is that not
all the fonts are embedded.
My environments are
1. System : Linux (RedHat 9) with kernel 2.4.29
2. TeX : tetex-2.0.2
3. Ghostscript: AFPL ghostscript-8.50
I have a sample latex file for a conference paper named test.tex. It
uses IEEEtran.cls and it calls several eps files generated from
xfig-3.2.3d(linux version) and matlab 7.0.1(windows version). I have
used the font Courier only in creating the figures and plots in eps
I will show the following commands and outputs. (I'll add > in front
for my own comments)
[dhk@dhkpc1 test]$ dvips -Ppdf -D7200 -t letter -o test.ps test.dvi
This is dvips(k) 5.92b Copyright 2002 Radical Eye Software
' TeX output 2005.02.24:0826' -> test.ps
<plots/sparameters50.eps>] [3<...Need tips regarding converting PostScript-files to TIFF-files.
I have tried several programs converting PS-files to TIFF-files without
any success :-(
I have some maps in PS-files (actually PS2 (not Play Station2 :-) )) wich
I want to convert to TIFF-files with LZW-compression. I need to obtain the
size and accuracy of the file, and the files are in size A3 (papersize)
The rumor is that GhostScript will fix this, but the TIFF-file that comes
out is not in the same size that goes in ang usually I loose the colors
The reason for choosing TIFF with LZW is that this is the accepted format
in our archiving system.
So: I need a program that preferrably can take several color PS-files, and
convert them into color TIFF-files with LZW-compression.
The best way is that a program can monitor a catalogue and convert every
file that is put there, but it will also be actual with a program that can
batch the conversion.
I hope someone can help me :-)
Please send a copy of your response to: firstname.lastname@example.org
>The rumor is that GhostScript will fix this, but the TIFF-file that comes
>out is not in the same size that goes in ang usually I loose the colors
If you don't get another answer here, ask in the newsgroup
comp.lang.postscript or gnu.ghostscript.bug, according to
<http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/doc/usenet.htm> these are the places
where the GhostScript people will notice.
...postscript to postscript conversion (based on .ppd files)
Is it possible to convert postscript content generated based on one
..ppd file to postscript specific to another .ppd file??
Mohammed Riyaz P.
...postscript and pdf missing base postscript fonts
I am in the process of sending my ph.d. thesis to a printing
firm, and I am trying to create a pdf file that suits them.
My first attempt met some objections, most nobably the absence
of embedded Times, Helvetica etc. All the other fonts (I
used a custom type 1 font for the body text) were embedded
in the pdf file.
I use teTeX 1.0.7 and ghostscript 7.05 to generate the
pdf through the dvips -> ps2pdf route. I am a little
reluctant to upgrade these so close to a deadline.
Indeed, Times and Helvetica were not embedded. When I
look at the psfonts.map file in $TEXMF/dvips/config,
I find indeed that for e.g. Times-Italic, a pfb file is
not indicated for the base postscript fonts.
On my (postscript) laserprinter this is not a problem,
I guess, because it probably has the base fonts loaded
in the hardware postscript RIP in the printer.
My questions are:
1. How can I make dvips or ps2pdf mbed Type 1 fonts for
the base postscript fonts.
2. If this is possible, does this mean I have to recreate
all the graphs I made through datafile -> gnuplot ->
pslatex -> dvips ?
3. Or can I just tell the printing firm that their
film-printer of direct-to-plate printer must have these
fonts resident in hardware if they are postscript-based?
On Mon, 6 Oct 2003, kreutzer wrote:
> I am in the process of sending my ph.d. thesis to a printing
> firm, and I am trying to create a pdf file that suits them.
> My first attempt met ...perl module to convert a postscript image file to a jpeg/gif/xpm file
Is there any perl module to convert a postscript file to a jpeg or gif
format. I create the postscript file from a canvas object which dumps
the display of the canvas to the postscript file. I thought of using
WinPhoto to save it in an xpm format but then again I did not know how
to save the non visible portions of the window into the xpm file. I
thought there might be some modules available for the conversion but
couldnt find any out there. Or if there is a way to save the canvas
image (both visible and invisible parts) to a suitable file then it
would be great for me to use.
...Ghostscript converting pdf problem
When attempting to create an image from a pdf file, instead of
creating the output file, data is sent to the printer. Why?
Here's my command line:
C:\Documents and Settings\me\Desktop>"c:\program files\gs\gs9.00\bin
win32c" -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=png16m -dPrinted=false -
Thanks very much.
On Oct 12, 3:58=A0pm, johnniec <jpcart...@gmail.com> wrote:
> When attempting to create an image from a pdf file, instead of
> creating the output file, data is sent to the printer. Why?
> Here's my command line:
> C:\Documents and Settings\me\Desktop>"c:\program files\gs\gs9.00\bin
> win32c" -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=3Dpng16m -dPrinted=3Dfalse -
> 1.png' xl1.pdf
> Thanks very much.
I've never heard of -dPrinted.
I'd recommend adding the gs/bin to your path to avoid all that typing
and quoting. It looks like you may have a space between the hyphen
and sOutputfile. It it were me, I'd try somehow to stick to
directories and files without spaces in them. It's difficult to
see what the problem may be without seeing the output, unwrapped.
I'm also not sure how whatever-os-this-is interprets single quotes.
If you do have a space between the hyphen and sOutputFile (should be
a big 'F', too, btw), then hyphen is interpreted to mean "read the
standard input file first before any other file...OPro/ Postscript/ PDF problem
I never know where the problem might lie with these things, so I'll
just cover all my bases: using Ovation Pro 2.74, PoScript2 printer
driver supplied with RISC OS 5.08 and !ps2pdf v.004 I have some
problems converting an ovation pro file to a pdf. The OPro file and my
pdf attempt are zipped up here:
Firstly, the OPro file uses a non-standard font 'andale'. When the pdf
is viewed under a RISC OS viewer like !PDF text in andale doesn't get
anti-aliased (eg. first word, third paragraph, first page of pdf). If
it'...Batch converting of PDF files into searchable PDF files
We need to convert about 500 multipage non-searchable PDF files into
searchable PDF files. The original PDFs just contain the scanned
documents and we plan to run them through an OCR program which will
afterwards save them back in the PDF format. It seems that Omnipage 12
Pro Office edition would be able to do the job but Omnipage 12
Standard, which is much less expensive, seems to have many of the same
features. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find a resource which lists
the exact differences between the two programs. For now we'd require
I need to convert PDF to Postscript files: I know that my Acrobat 5
give me the possibility to save a PDF in Postscript but I would like
I tried to modify an existing batch sequence and obtained this code
<</Commands [/c <<>>]
/Input [/c << /FileVariation [/i 2]
/SourceFileOptions [/c <<>>]
/Output [/c << /AddToBaseName [/b false]
/DontOverwrite [/b false]
/FileVariation [/i 0]
/HandlerUniqueID [/s (com.adobe.acrobat.ps)]
/InsertAfterBaseName [/t ()]
/InsertBeforeBaseName [/t ()]
/O...using Using Ghostscript on certain PDF files fails to generate thumbnails: Error: /undefined in --get--
We have a few PDF's that we get that were generated via Illustrator.
You can confirm that by simply viewing the following files via a text
editor like Wordpad. We are using Ghostscript to generate JPG
thumbnails of PDF files. Many work fine but there are several cases
where the thumbnail generation fails. We noticed that in Acrobat 6 the
files will not open and throw an "Expected a non-negative integer."
message upon opening. Note that the "MediaBox" field has negative
numbers (seen via opening the file via a text editor), but then we
compensate for that and the thumbnail still does not generate. Also,
when you open the file in Acrobat 5.0, you get a very quick message
that "The file is being repaired" and when you try to close the file,
you get a confirmation message to save changes.
File that generated a thumbnail:
A "bad" file that did not generate a thumbnail:
A file that was fixed after just opening and saving in Acrobat 5.0 and
generated a thumbnail:
from the log file:
ESP Ghostscript 7.05 (2003-02-05)
Copyright (C) 2002 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA. All rights reserved.
This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details.
Error: /undefined in --get--
PageCount --dict:1/1(L)-- Root
%interp_exit .runexec2 ...font to use in Postscript file
It is possible to specify a Postscript font when outputing an EPS file
In theory the library command Tk_PostscriptFontName should do that.
I read the on-line manual page about this command. Unluckily there is
no example and
feel at a loss about its usage.
I would appreciate if someone could show me an example of
Tk_PostscriptFontName usage in connection with the posrtscript
How shall I select a font name among the ones that should be correctly
interpreted (Avant Garde, Arial, Bookman, Courier, Courier New, Geneva,
Helvetica, Monaco, New Century Schoolbook, New York, Palatino, Symbol,
Times, Times New Roman, Zapf Chancery, and Zapf Dingbats ) ?
Thank you in advance,
> It is possible to specify a Postscript font when outputing an EPS file?
Yes, using a font map array, but I've never done it. The defaults
always worked enough for what I was doing at the time. (I think I was
actually using a postscript-font X font server at the time, but it was
long ago so I could be wrong.)
I'm experiencing a lot of problems in the conversion EPS to PDF.
I use the utility "ps2pdf13". It works fine on Linux by using both
adobe-courier, courier, times.
But on a Sun station the above conversion corrupts most of the labels.
This is due to Ghostscript having its own font system. The EPS file
refers to a font
"Fixed", which is not defined in a default ghostscript configuration,
so all gs can do i...convert postscript to .frm file
I have a question about converting postscript file to a form file
(extension .frm) which could be recognized by an existing application
I believe this existing software was developed by Visual C++ and the
users can create .frm files to generate the forms. The form file is an
ASCII file and can only be recognized by the software. After the form
file is saved, a corresponding postscript file will also be generated.
My assignment is to convert an existing postscript to the .frm file
which could be used by the software. In other words, if the user has
the postscript file, he/she doesn't need to draw the form manually
again. It could be saved as .frm form file which could be used with the
software. (Hope it is clear...)
Does anybody know some softwares or methods to solve the problem?
Thanks in advance.
email@example.com wrote in news:1121285279.040686.165870
> Dear friends,
> I have a question about converting postscript file to a form file
> (extension .frm) which could be recognized by an existing application
Does your question stem from
a) an assignment for a Computer Science class?
b) a research project leading to an academic degree?
c) work given to you by your employer?
d) other? (please specify)
It is #3, a work in my company. Do you think if it is doable? Thanks,
Jim Land wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in news:1121285279.040686.165870