ps2pdf



PS2PDF(1)                         Ghostscript                        PS2PDF(1)




NAME

       ps2pdf - Convert PostScript to PDF using ghostscript
       ps2pdf12  - Convert PostScript to PDF 1.2 (Acrobat 3-and-later compati-
       ble) using ghostscript
       ps2pdf13 - Convert PostScript to PDF 1.3 (Acrobat 4-and-later  compati-
       ble) 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 Distiller product: they
       convert PostScript files to Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

       The three scripts differ as follows:

       -      ps2pdf12 will always produce PDF 1.2 output (Acrobat 3-and-later
              compatible).

       -      ps2pdf13 will always produce PDF 1.3 output (Acrobat 4-and-later
              compatible).

       -      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 docu-
       mentation for more information.


SEE ALSO

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


VERSION

       This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 7.07.


AUTHOR

       L.  Peter  Deutsch  <ghost@aladdin.com>  is  the  principal  author  of
       Ghostscript.   Russell  J. Lang <rjl@aladdin.com> is the author of most
       of the MS Windows code in Ghostscript.  This manpage by  George  Fergu-
       son.



7.07                              17 May 2003                        PS2PDF(1)

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