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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Where are ghostscript options / switches documented?

I know there is a Ghostscript option, for instance -dPDFSETTINGS=/screen - where is that documented? How can I see what other options it accepts, appart from screen? Also, -dMaxSubsetPct=100 - what ...
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Ghostscript creates huge temporary file

Our web application converts pdf to png using ghostscript. Recently, a huge, over 60GB, temporary files was created on /tmp directory. Load average raised up to 18 near the time when this file was ...
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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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Fixing a new target for cut/corrupt PDF index bookmark/links?

Consider a PDF, made with this Latex code, test.tex (compiles with calling pdflatex test.tex twice): \documentclass[12pt,twoside,openright,letterpaper]{book} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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Ghostscript — Stay In Interactive Mode

When I pipe postscript data into the gs program, gs interprets the data and then immediately exits. This matches the man page: - This is not really a switch, but indicates to Ghostscript ...
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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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How to convert TIFF to PDF using Ghostscript

How can I convert TIFF to PDF using Ghostscript? I tried to use the code below but it not working: Snippet $input_file_tif='test.pdf'; $input_file_orig_name='1234.tiff'; $gs_command = "gs -q ...
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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 ...
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GhostScript print to network printer in silent mode

I'm trying to print PDF from command line to network printer in silenta mode. Unfortunately, Ghost Script opens Windows printer dialog. I use Windows 2008 R2 Server. My command is: gswin64c.exe ...
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Resize A4 PDF to SRA4 and center content

I'd like to be able to resize an A4 PDF to the slightly bigger SRA4 format, used by printing professionals. The content shouldn't be resized, but only centered. In other words, I'd like to add margins ...
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Add gutter (binding margin) to existing PDF file

How can I add a gutter margin (different for odd and even pages) to a PDF document so that there is room to hole-punch it after I print it? I am familiar with Ghostscript and the Linux Terminal but ...
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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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Repair borken Postscript file which only ubuntu opens

I try to convert the postscript file from the link to a pdf which I can view in any computer. When I try to convert it I get error about the stack: Error: /rangecheck in --getinterval-- Operand ...
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Converting MS Word File to PDF and then converting to CMYK PDF for Offset Printing

I am a newbie to the knowledge of offset printing, what I am trying to do is to use MS Word 2007 to create a document containing both words and scanned images, and then use the PDFCreator software to ...
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Missing Glyph error during PDF/A conversion with Ghostscript

I try to convert a PDF created by SAP to PDF/A for archival purposes with Ghostscript 9.15 by using the following command line: gswin64c.exe -P -dFirstPage=1 -dLastPage=2147483647 -dPDFA=2 -dSAFER ...
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How to upgrade Ghostscript to 9.x on CentOS 6.5

Hi how would I go about upgrading Ghostscript to the latest version on CentOS 6.5 64bit? Yum installs version 8.7, we're having an issue with gs processes not ending so I'm hoping an upgrade may sort ...
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Best settings to convert massive pdf hiking maps to images using ghostscript/imagemagick

I did convert all of the Te Araroa Hiking Maps from PDFs to JPEGs so far. The original maps are 16-64MB PDFs, which take forever to load on my Android Phone. I converted them using Ghostscript and ...
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PDFCreator set “PDF Producer” meta attribute

I am trying to find a way to create a PDF using pdfcreator and set the PDF Producer to something other than ghostscript v*. For some odd reason the program I am piping the Pdf file to will only ...
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bchb.pfa missing in CentOS 6

With some application, I get the following error message in CentOS 6.6: FreeType: couldn't open face /usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript/bchb.pfa: 1 Indeed, when I "ls" this directory it contains ...
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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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Create PDF with open option Actual Size or 125%

I would like to create a pdf with the following attributes: document Options: Show = Page Page Layout = Single Page Continuous Magnification = Actual Size Open to Page number = 1 There is already ...
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ImageMagick: wrong size when converting PDF to JPG

I want to apply some improvements (change brightness, contrast, etc) to a pdf, to make it more readable, so I chose ImageMagick and pdftk. I used the following command to split the pdf into several ...
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Ghostscript and JPEG2000 images

Using gs 8.71, RedHat I'm having trouble converting pdf files that have jpeg2000 images embedded within. Part of the coding is to reduce the pdf image by 10% using the -c <> setpagedevice ...
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Use Ghostscript, but tell it to not reprocess images?

I have a PDF that has already compressed and somewhat artifact-y images, and I'm using Ghostscript to prepend a title page to that PDF. However, I cannot find any way to tell GS to just use the ...
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Printer Job Language --> PDF

I have received a non-human readable file which I would like to make human readable. How would I go about getting the text content from the following file: thufir@dur:~/Documents$ ...
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Formatting pdf for kindle

I started with a scan of a book which was a two-column PDF, I then used the gs methods outlined in this thread to put the PDF into single page format, which worked great. This looks good on the PC ...
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How to print with ghostscript in silent mode

I am using the following Ghostscript command to print a postscript document: C:\Program Files\gs\gs9.14\bin>gswin64c.exe -sDEVICE=mswinpr2 testprinter.ps This command opens a Print dialog where ...
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How to improve text quality using Ghostscript

I have a Pdf document downloaded with a size of 230MB. Well the text doesn't seem to be clear although a strain makes the document understandable. I have heard about Ghostscript but it as numerous ...
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Using Ghostscript to digitally sign a PDF

How do I digitally sign a PDF file using Ghostscript (gs), such as by specifying a *.p12 certificate backup file? thanks
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Alternatives to gsview/ghostscript for Windows [closed]

Are there more user-friendly alternatives to gsview/ghostcript for Windows?
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PostScript - Infinite paper size

I've been making a program for a project of mine that creates a PostScript file whose output then I have to analyze. The problem is indeed in the output, since the graphics consist of some hundred ...
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Tesseract couldn't load any languages

Running tesseract makebox command produced me the following error Error opening data file /opt/local/share/tessdata/eng.traineddata Please make sure the TESSDATA_PREFIX environment variable is set to ...
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Merge pdf and remove pages in one pass

I'd like to concatenate pdf documents without loosing any information (image resampling etc.). I only want to do lossless compressions, consolidate fonts etc. Before merging, I'd like to remove the ...
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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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Convert PDF image into true grayscale?

Following the answers to this post I get the following script: #!/bin/bash gs \ -sOutputFile=/tmp/output.pdf \ -sDEVICE=pdfwrite \ -sColorConversionStrategy=Gray \ ...
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Resize PDF pages and expand white background

What I Have I have a PDF containing a series of photos. Each photo occupies an entire A4-sized page. That is, each page of the PDF contains 1 photo, and there is no border/background/canvas showing ...
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GhostScript - attempting to reduce the file size of a PDF - error

I'm trying to reduce the file size of a PDF using GhostScript. Generally, this works: gswin32c -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=out.pdf in.pdf I think it gets rid of bookmarks, annotations, etc. On ...
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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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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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Ghostscript PDF/A conversion fails validation

I'm developing a "paperless" workflow and plan to save all files in PDF/A-1b format. I'm trying to develop a simple batch file for converting PDF files that I create or receive to PDF/A-1b. Starting ...
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PDF has an extra blank in all words after running through Ghostscript

This PDF was produced by Abbyy Finereader 10: http://ebooks.zeitr.org/from_abbyy.pdf You can copy & paste the first sentence and get this (very good) text result: Der ┬╗Bund Deutscher ...
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merge pdf files a4 and letter linux

I am training to merge multiple files using ghostscript, nevertheless the problem arises because the pdf files are in different paper size. So far, I've found this one command: gs -q ...
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Convert PDF to JPG via GhostScript [duplicate]

I try to convert a multi-page PDF to a single JPG. I only want the first page of the PDF converted. Since I want to use them as thumbnails the JPGs need to be like 100x100px in high quality. I have a ...
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Scale EPS and Change DPI Using Ghostscript

I have a few EPS files that have an arbitrary size dimension (x/y) but are all 72 DPI. I need to convert them to 600 DPI as well as scale the width to 3.25 inches. I don't care what the height is, ...
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GhostScript “Unrecoverable error, exit code 1” when using embeded fonts in .pdf

I have been trying to convert a .pdf file to a .png in Imagick, but I keep getting the "Unrecoverable error, exit code 1". I did some research and discovered that the problem is somehow related to the ...
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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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pdftoraster missing from ghostscript-cups package on fedora 17?

Attempting to get AirPrint running on an old laser network printer (so my kid can print from his iOS device) with avahi-daemon, cups and this python script. I've followed the instructions as per this ...
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ghostscript: rasterize for fax (tiff/g3)

I need a suitable command to convert pdf to tiff/g3 for use with hylafax/c2faxsend. The PDF is produced from a libreoffice plugin, but has relatively small fonts embedded. My current command is ...
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unix tools to merge pdf [duplicate]

I'm looking for an alternate to ghostscript to merge pdf tools. We generally have print jobs containing more than 3000 documents, which are to be merged into a pdf. Ghostscript does this whole ...
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How to prevent GhostScript from substituting fonts when compressing a PDF file?

I have a PDF file that I want to compress as small as possible. Unfortunately GhostScript substituted some fonts for the existing fonts in the original PDF. I used the following command when invoking ...