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Where to find free software to convert PDF file to Postscript file in Solaris 8

Hello,

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.

Thanks,

Bill

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underh20.scubadiving@gmail.com writes:
>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..


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Doug
3/16/2007 8:04:28 PM
underh20.scubadiving@gmail.com wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> 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.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Bill
> 


Hi Bill,

http://www.sunfreeware.com/programlistsparc8.html#ghostscript

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Chris
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Chris
3/16/2007 8:21:14 PM
On Mar 16, 1:21 pm, Chris Lawson <no_s...@192.168.0.4> wrote:
> underh20.scubadiv...@gmail.com wrote:
> > Hello,
>
> > Is there any free download-able Solaris 8 program to convert PDF file
> > to PostScript file ?

Hi,

   I've installed the Ghostscript 8.54 package from the Sun software
web site at our Solaris 8 server.  When I tried to convert the pdf
file to the post script file, I am getting error below.  Any idea ?


# /usr/local/bin/pdf2ps  e3hp4_20070316T154818.066.pdf
e3hp4_20070316T154818.066.ps


Error: /invalidfont in findfont
Operand stack:
   --dict:9/9(L)--   TT32   1   --dict:8/8(L)--   Arial   --dict:
8/8(L)--   Helvetica   Helvetica   Font   Helvetica   1
507784   Helvetica   --nostringval--   Helvetica   NimbusSanL-Regu
Courier   NimbusMonL-Regu
Execution stack:
   %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --
nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--
  --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1
3   %oparray_pop   1   3   %oparray_pop   1   3
%oparray_pop   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   1   1   --
nostringval--   %for_pos_int_continue   --nostringval--
   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--
%array_continue   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push
 --nostringval--   %loop_continue   --nostringval--   --
nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringva
l--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   8   10   %oparray_pop   9
10   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   --nostringva
l--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false
1   %stopped_push   12   11   %oparray_pop   --nostr
ingval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   1   -1   1   --
nostringval--   %for_neg_int_continue
Dictionary stack:
   --dict:1119/1686(ro)(G)--   --dict:2/20(G)--   --dict:75/200(L)--
--dict:75/200(L)--   --dict:105/127(ro)(G)--   --
dict:253/347(ro)(G)--   --dict:21/24(L)--   --dict:4/6(L)--   --dict:
21/32(L)--   --dict:8/8(L)--   --dict:17/17(ro)(G)-
-   --dict:1119/1686(ro)(G)--
Current allocation mode is local
Last OS error: 2
GPL Ghostscript 8.54: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1






> > Something similiar to the pre-packaged "pdftops" program under /usr/
> > sfw/bin in Solaris 10.
>
> > Thanks,
>
> > Bill
>
> Hi Bill,
>
> http://www.sunfreeware.com/programlistsparc8.html#ghostscript
>
> --
> Chris


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underh20
3/16/2007 10:32:25 PM
underh20.scubadiving@gmail.com wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Is there any free download-able Solaris 8 program to convert PDF file
> to PostScript file ?

If you have Acrobat 5 (4 also ?) you can do "cat my.pdf | acroread 
-toPostScript > my.ps"

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Roger
3/16/2007 11:01:44 PM
On Mar 16, 4:01 pm, Roger Johnson <roger0...@netscape.net> wrote:
> underh20.scubadiv...@gmail.com wrote:
> > Hello,
>
> > Is there any freedownload-able Solaris 8 program to convert PDF file
> > to PostScript file ?
>
> If you haveAcrobat5 (4 also ?) you can do "cat my.pdf | acroread
> -toPostScript > my.ps"

Hi Roger,

  We don't ahve Acrobat reader.  Do you know where we can download the
acrobat reader for the version you've mentioned ?

Thanks,

Bill

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underh20
3/16/2007 11:11:22 PM
underh20.scubadiving@gmail.com writes:
>On Mar 16, 4:01 pm, Roger Johnson <roger0...@netscape.net> wrote:
>> underh20.scubadiv...@gmail.com wrote:
>> > Hello,
>>
>> > Is there any freedownload-able Solaris 8 program to convert PDF file
>> > to PostScript file ?
>>
>> If you haveAcrobat5 (4 also ?) you can do "cat my.pdf | acroread
>> -toPostScript > my.ps"

>Hi Roger,

>  We don't ahve Acrobat reader.  Do you know where we can download the
>acrobat reader for the version you've mentioned ?


Do you have SPARC or x86? Since Solaris 8, I'd assume SPARC.

Its available here

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html
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Doug
3/16/2007 11:55:18 PM
Doug McIntyre wrote:
> underh20.scubadiving@gmail.com writes:
>> On Mar 16, 4:01 pm, Roger Johnson <roger0...@netscape.net> wrote:
>>> underh20.scubadiv...@gmail.com wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> Is there any freedownload-able Solaris 8 program to convert PDF file
>>>> to PostScript file ?
>>> If you haveAcrobat5 (4 also ?) you can do "cat my.pdf | acroread
>>> -toPostScript > my.ps"
> 
>> Hi Roger,
> 
>>  We don't ahve Acrobat reader.  Do you know where we can download the
>> acrobat reader for the version you've mentioned ?
> 
> 
> Do you have SPARC or x86? Since Solaris 8, I'd assume SPARC.
> 
> Its available here
> 
> http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html

Seems you can only get the latest 7.x version. Don't know if it works on 
Solars 8. You can try older Acrobat' here:
http://sunsite.utk.edu/ftp/usr-218-2/acroread/unix/5.x/

With Acrobat 5 you can run Acroread in scripts w/o the DISPLAY variable 
set nor needed, but with Acrobat 7, it HAS to be connected to a DISPLAY. 
PITA.
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Roger
3/17/2007 8:46:22 PM
On 2007-03-16, Chris Lawson <no_spam@192.168.0.4> wrote:
> underh20.scubadiving@gmail.com wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 
>> Is there any free download-able Solaris 8 program to convert PDF file
>> to PostScript file ?
>
> Hi Bill,
>
> http://www.sunfreeware.com/programlistsparc8.html#ghostscript

While ghostscript will work fine the files it generates have a
couple of limitations since ghostscript simply rasterizes everything
before generating a postscript output file.  This has the effect
of both reducing the quality and causing a massive increase in file
size, which wastes disk space and may well slow things down if you
come to print the file.  Someone else has already mentioned xpdf
which is a much better open source option.

-- 
Andrew Smallshaw
andrews@sdf.lonestar.org
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Andrew
3/19/2007 10:26:57 PM
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