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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
       ps2pdf14  - Convert PostScript to PDF 1.4 (Acrobat 5-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|-]
       ps2pdf14  [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) prod-
       uct: they convert PostScript files to Portable  Document  Format  (PDF)
       files.

       If the output filename is not specified, the output is placed in a file
       of the same name with a '.pdf' extension in the current working  direc-
       tory.  Either  the  input filename or the output filename can be '-' to
       request reading from stdin or writing  to  stdout,  respectively,  when
       used as a filter.

       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).

       -      ps2pdf14 will always produce PDF 1.4 output (Acrobat 5-and-later
              compatible).

       -      ps2pdf per se currently produces PDF 1.4 output.  However,  this
              may  change  in  the future. If you care about the compatibility
              level of the output, use ps2pdf12, ps2pdf13 or ps2pdf14, or  use
              the -dCompatibilityLevel=1.x switch in the command line.

       There  are  some limitations in ps2pdf's conversion. See the HTML docu-
       mentation for more information. A large number of  Adobe  Distiller(TM)
       parameters  which  can be used to control the conversion are also docu-
       mented there, including instructions for  generating  PDF/X  and  PDF/A
       documents.


OPTIONS

       The ps2pdf scripts use the same options as gs(1).


EXAMPLES

       Converting a figure.ps to figure.pdf:

              ps2pdf figure.ps

       A conversion with more specifics:

              ps2pdf -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress figure.ps proof.pdf

       Converting as part of a pipe:

              make_report.pl -t ps | ps2pdf -dCompatibilityLevel=1.3 - - | lpr


SEE ALSO

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


BUGS

       See   http://bugs.ghostscript.com/   and   the   Usenet   news    group
       comp.lang.postscript.


VERSION

       This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 9.19.


AUTHOR

       Artifex  Software,  Inc.  are  the  primary maintainers of Ghostscript.
       This manpage by George Ferguson.



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