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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 -dCompatibility=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 -dCompatibility=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 9.06.

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

9.06				 8 August 2012			     PS2PDF(1)

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