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From:  "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
> Reader.

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
"Ghostscript" menu.

--
-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
Linguistics Department
University of New Mexico



  Replies Author Date
3206 Re: Questions About Acrobat .PDF files James Womack Mon  4/17/2000
3208 Re: Questions About Acrobat .PDF files Angus B. Grieve-Smith Mon  4/17/2000
3209 My first question about SignWriter & .PDF files Valerie Sutton Mon  4/17/2000
3213 Re: My first question about SignWriter & .PDF fil Angus B. Grieve-Smith Mon  4/17/2000
3214 Re: My first question about SignWriter & .PDF fil Valerie Sutton Mon  4/17/2000
3217 Re: My first question about SignWriter & .PDF fil Angus B. Grieve-Smith Mon  4/17/2000
3220 Angus - Thank you!!! :-) Valerie Sutton Tue  4/18/2000
3222 More wonderful features with .PDF! Valerie Sutton Tue  4/18/2000
3224 Re: More wonderful features with .PDF! Angus B. Grieve-Smith Tue  4/18/2000

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