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"Angus B. Grieve-Smith" |
Date: Mon Apr 17, 2000 2:31 am
Subject: Re: Questions About Acrobat .PDF files
On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, Bill Reese wrote:
> Just for the record, you can't load a postscript file into Acrobat
Bill is right here, but from what Valerie is saying it sounds like
she has the full version of Acrobat, which can be had for the low price of
$249. I imagine it was a donation.
> But you can convert postscript into PDF using a program available on
> the web called Ghostscript. It's a command line program, so it's best
> to get a companion program called GSview to run it. Then you can
> "Print to File" and chose the printpdf driver to create the PDF file.
You can indeed do that for free, so I don't know why anyone would
spend the $249! To get a copy of Ghostscript for most platforms,
including Windows and Unix, go to <http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/>.
> This is for a PC, I don't know how to do it on a Mac.
You can get the Mac version at
<http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/mac/>. According to the online menu, you
just load in your file and then chose "ps2pdf" from the
-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
University of New Mexico