Ghostscript is a suite of software based on an interpreter for Adobe Systems' PostScript and Portable Document Format (PDF) page description languages. Its main purposes are the rasterization or rendering of such page description language files, for the display or printing of document pages, and the ...

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How can I fix/repair a corrupted PDF file?

Does anyone have any recommendation or procedures for repairing a corrupt PDF? When I open the file I get "There was an error opening this document. the file is damaged and cannot be repaired." ...
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Activate comments in PDF

I am generating PDF files with pdflatex and I would like my PDF to allow comments/annotations (without having to use Acrobat Professional to write the comments). pdflatex cannot enable comments in PDF ...
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How can I split a PDF's pages down the middle?

Does anyone know of a good way to split a pdf's pages down the middle into two new pages? To be clear, I'm not trying to split out already existing pages from a pdf; I am trying to create two new ...
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Converting Windows Journal files to PDFs from command line

Support for the Windows Journal format (JNT) outside the Windows platform is dismal. Thus, I am looking for a way to convert jnt files to PDFs. Currently, one either has to print to PDFs from ...
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How to Split a Big Postscript file (3000 pages) into one individual file per page (using Windows 7)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GhostScript noob help - Breaking a multipage PDF file into many single page PS or EPS files. Hi, I'm having trouble doing the following: I have a big PDF file that I ...
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GhostScript noob help - Breaking a multipage PDF file into many single page PS or EPS files

I'm trying to do the following with ghostscript: Turn one multipage PDF file (about 3,000 pages, 200mb file) into: One file per page of the PDF, and convert each (page/file) to EPS or PS (post ...
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Batch remove comments from PDF files

How can I easily remove all comments and annotations (added with Foxit Reader) from all the PDFs in a folder?
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How to embed fonts into PDF

I have a pdf file, and I want to know if I can embed/subset all its fonts into PDF file itself? Is there any tool supporting this operation?
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Convert HTML to image

Background Batch convert various syntax-highlighted source files (C, SQL, Java, PHP, batch, bash) into high-resolution images (600dpi), suitable for an eBook and printed book. Failed Solutions A ...
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Turn off compression images inside of a PDF with Ghostscript?

Is it possible to turn off or lower the compression of images inside a PDF with Ghostscript when I convert to jpg? I currently use the following: gs \ -dNOPAUSE \ -q \ -dBATCH \ -dSAFER \ ...
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Tesseract OCR - Newbie Questions!

I just installed Tesseract OCR and was able to convert a TIF image to its corresponding text. The application seems fairly easy to use, but I am struggling finding the documentation that will help me ...
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rescale PDF files

I have a bunch of PDF files that I have been using to make PNG files, with a width of 320 pixels. The way I have been doing this is by creating the PDFs in LaTex with a width of 4.44444 inches, then ...
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Converting a PDF to black & white with ghostscript

Similarly to this question: Convert a PDF to greyscale on the command line in FLOSS? I have a PDF-document and want to convert it to pure black and white. So I want to discard halftones. To ...
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Reading a PDF file for testing in GhostScript?

This question is related to this one - http://superuser.com/questions/197373/toolkit-tool-for-pdf-checking I've installed "ghostscript" on my Windows system and it gives me a prompt to type in. I'm ...
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Linux-based tool to chop PDFs into multiple pages

I've got a bunch of PDF files that have been produced two "real" pages to a single PDF page; I'd like to chop these in half and put each half on a separate page. Essentially, I need something ...
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PDFCreator renders badly an image with gradients embedded in a document

I have MS-Word 2003 and need to transform a .doc file into a pdf. For this reason, I installed PDFCreator and tried to print to the virtual printer. The pdf file is created, but observing the result ...
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Ghostscript renders embedded fonts in pdf poorly (all jaggy)

Ghostscript doesn't render embedded fonts in pdf's properly. e.g. http://vegro.nl/cmsfiles/ConsumentenAssortiment/Brochure/10.axd The characters of the logo on the right top ('Thermrad') are all ...
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Using Ghostscript to convert multi-page PDF into single JPG?

I know Ghostscript can convert PDFs to JPGs, and in the case of a multi-page PDF, can rip each page to an individual JPG. But is it possible to have it rip them to one JPG, so that the pages are ...
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Imagemagick PDF to JPG conversion failing

I'm trying to convert the first page of a PDF to a JPG. I'm pretty sure I got this to work with certain PDFs, but is it really possible that certain PDFs are made incorrectly and cannot be converted? ...
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What could be causing my Ghostscript to fail

When I run ps2pdf I get the following error messages: norman@host:~$ ps2pdf test.ps test.pdf While reading gs_dbt_e.ps: ERROR: /syntaxerror in -file- Operand stack: (gs_cidfm.ps) 1 ...
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Alternatives to gsview/ghostscript for Windows

Are there more user-friendly alternatives to gsview/ghostcript for Windows?
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How to embed Arial in PDF when PDF has Helvetica?

So, I've got a PDF file that's generated by a program that uses the Base 14 fonts, so that it contains "Helvetica" and "Times Roman". When I look at that in my copy of Acrobat 7.0 on Windows (for ...
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Imagemagick, Snow Leopard and PDF Conversion

Having difficulties with Imagemagick and Snow Leopard. Imagemagick was installed using the install script from here here. Everything builds and installs correctly. Imagemagick behave normally for ...
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Free PDF printers produce ugly images?

Both PDF Creator and Bulldog PDF Printer produce terrible looking on-screen results with simple images in Word documents (haven't tried from other applications). By simple images, I mean GIF, JPEG or ...