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PS2EPSI(1)		       Ghostscript Tools		    PS2EPSI(1)

NAME
       ps2epsi - generate conforming Encapsulated PostScript

SYNOPSIS
       ps2epsi infile.ps [ outfile.epsi	] (Unix)
       ps2epsi infile.ps [ outfile.epi ] (DOS)

DESCRIPTION
       ps2epsi	uses  gs(1)  to	 process a PostScript(tm) file and generate as
       output a	new file which conforms	 to  Adobe's  Encapsulated  PostScript
       Interchange  (EPSI)  format.   EPSI  is	a special form of encapsulated
       PostScript (EPS)	which adds to the beginning of the file	in the form of
       PostScript  comments  a	bitmapped version of the final displayed page.
       Programs	which understand EPSI (usually word  processors	 or  DTP  pro-
       grams)  can  use	this bitmap to give a preview version on screen	of the
       PostScript.  The	displayed quality is often not very  good  (e.g.,  low
       resolution,  no	colours),  but the final printed version uses the real
       PostScript, and thus has	the normal PostScript quality.

USAGE
       On Unix systems invoke ps2epsi like this:

	    ps2epsi infile.ps [	outfile.epsi ]

       where "infile.ps" is the	input file and "outfile.epsi" is the resulting
       EPSI file.  If the output filename is omitted, it is generated from the
       input filename.	When a standard	extension (".ps",  ".cps",  ".eps"  or
       ".epsf")	is used, it is replaced	with the output	extension ".epsi".  On
       DOS systems the command is:

	    ps2epsi infile.ps outfile.epi

       where "infile.ps" is the	original PostScript file, and "outfile.epi" is
       the name	of the output file.

LIMITATIONS
       Not  every  PostScript  file  can be encapsulated successfully, because
       there are restrictions on what PostScript constructs a correct encapsu-
       lated  file  may	 contain.   ps2epsi does a little extra	work to	try to
       help encapsulation, and it automatically	calculates  the	 bounding  box
       required	 for all encapsulated PostScript files,	so most	of the time it
       does a pretty good job. There are certain to be cases,  however,	 where
       the  encapsulation does not work	because	of the content of the original
       PostScript file.

COMPATIBILITY
       The Framemaker DTP system is one	 application  which  understands  EPSI
       files,  and  ps2epsi has	been tested on a number	of PostScript diagrams
       from a variety of sources, using	Framemaker 3.0 on a  Sun  workstation.
       Framemaker  on  other  platforms	 should	 be  able  to use these	files,
       although	I have not been	able to	test this.

FILES
       ps2epsi	     Unix shell	script
       ps2epsi.bat   DOS batch file
       ps2epsi.ps    the Ghostscript program which does	the work

SEE ALSO
       gs (1)

VERSION
       This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 9.06.   However,
       the content may be obsolete, or inconsistent with ps2epsi.txt.

AUTHOR
       George Cameron

9.06				 8 August 2012			    PS2EPSI(1)

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