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PS2PDF

Section: Ghostscript (1)
Updated: 22 September 2004
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NAME

ps2pdf - Convert PostScript to PDF using ghostscript
ps2pdf12 - Convert PostScript to PDF 1.2 (Acrobat 3-and-later compatible) using ghostscript
ps2pdf13 - Convert PostScript to PDF 1.3 (Acrobat 4-and-later compatible) using ghostscript  

SYNOPSIS

ps2pdf [options...] {input.[e]ps|-} [output.pdf|-]
ps2pdf12 [options...] {input.[e]ps|-} [output.pdf|-]
ps2pdf13 [options...] {input.[e]ps|-} [output.pdf|-]  

DESCRIPTION

The ps2pdf scripts are work-alikes for nearly all the functionality (but not the user interface) of Adobe's Acrobat(TM) Distiller(TM) product: they convert PostScript files to Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

The three scripts differ as follows:

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ps2pdf12 will always produce PDF 1.2 output (Acrobat 3-and-later compatible).
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ps2pdf13 will always produce PDF 1.3 output (Acrobat 4-and-later compatible).
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ps2pdf per se currently produces PDF 1.2 output (Acrobat 3-and-later compatible). However, this may change in the future. If you care about the compatibility level of the output, use ps2pdf12 or ps2pdf13, or use the -dCompatibility=1.x switch in the command line.

There are some limitations in ps2pdf's conversion. See the HTML documentation for more information.  

SEE ALSO

gs(1), ps2pdfwr(1),
Ps2pdf.htm in the Ghostscript documentation  

VERSION

This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 8.15.  

AUTHOR

artofcode LLC and Artifex Software, bug-gs at ghostscript.com, are the primary maintainers of Ghostscript. This manpage by George Ferguson.


 

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