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Linux / Unix Command: ps2pdf
Command Library


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  


ps2pdf [options...] (input.[e]ps|-) [output.pdf|-]
ps2pdf12 [options...] (input.[e]ps|-) [output.pdf|-]
ps2pdf13 [options...] (input.[e]ps|-) [output.pdf|-]  


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:

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 documentation for more information.  


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

Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.

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