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Separate by Bookmark When Sending PDF to Printer

We have PDF files that have top-level bookmarks for each set of pages. There are way too many files to just split the file into multiple PDFs else that would work fine. Is there a program out there ...
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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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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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Controlling your printer with .ps files

I am trying to construct a laser cutter and I have chosen the motor mechanism from an old inkjet printer to be my X axis. I have also been wondering if I can control it via .ps scripts. Is it ...
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ImageMagick delegate library error

I have recently installed ImageMagick and I am trying to use it to convert postscript files to .gif images. I ran the post installation test: '/usr/local/bin/convert logo: logo.gif' This ...
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How to create eps with transparent background?

I like to create an .eps file with a transparent background. I tried Gimp and InkScape but it looks like I haven't been successful. Is the a special trick for this or is my software just not capable ...
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Cannot import ps file with the gimp

I'm trying to import a ps file into the gimp. It's a hand-written illustration that has been passed through ps2eps to add BoundingBox information. First sign of trouble is weird numbers in the ...
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Graphics editor that represents everything as code/script/markup?

When I'm creating graphics in Photoshop or Illustrator, I often wish my work was entirely represented by some plain-text format so that I could dive down and make rapid changes without doing too much ...
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How to convert A4 size postscript to pdf in Linux

I am trying to convert A4-sized PS documents to PDF. I am using PS2PDF, but it clips off the right side of the (landscape) page. Some googling has revealed that ps2pdf always crops to letter-sized ...
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“Removing” PDF embedded fonts without PostScript

I have some PDFs that have embedded fonts, which won't display in Preview in OS X (as far as I know, due to a bug in Preview). To fix this, I ran the PDF through pdf2ps and then back through ps2pdf, ...
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How can I print multiple file types in Windows from the command line?

I have setup a PostScript printer called PSPinter to the FILE port. I can go into various programs (MS Word, Excel, Acrobat, etc.), and print the document to this printer. It asks me for a file name, ...
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Why do printers have resident fonts, and how do I use them?

Many printers specify that they have resident fonts--often dozens of them. I could understand why this was necessary years ago, when perhaps the choice was to use a resident font or to print the whole ...
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Postscript to png conversion loss

When converting Postscript files to PNG, is there any loss of fidelity in the converted files? The postscript files are scanned at 1200DPI. If there is such loss, how can it be kept minimum? I'm ...
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Default zoom for eps file

I have an EPS file that, for whatever reason, looks very small on the screen when I open it with an EPS viewer (gv, in my case... but it looks the same regardless of viewer). I have to immediately ...
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Does Adobe PDF mean that a designer can use a non-postscript printer to proof for fonts etc?

I've had to buy a new printer to replace my wonderful postscript HPLaserjet 4M, because my new mac won't talk to it. I've just realised that the new printer I've ordered is not postscript. (It's a OKI ...
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In gimp, why “save as” ps and “print to file” in pdf?

I want to save an image opened in Gimp in PDF format. But when I click "Save As", the closest format to PDF is PS. I later learned that I can click on "Print", and then select "Print to File" in PDF ...
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Why is my TrueType Font messing up in Acrobat 7.0 Professional

I have a PDF made (500 pages long) of different part numbers for my business, with their descriptions and prices. I'm using a truetype font so that fractions apear as actual fractions and not 1/8 with ...
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Ghostscript: how do I find out what fonts are available?

In Ghostscript, on a windows xp pc with an inkjet printer, how can I see a sample of the fonts available on my system? I need to know what they are called to invoke them, and it would be useful to ...
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How Can I determine the page count from a postscript file (generated by Opera)?

I don't know the postscript language. I have a duplex printing emulation system written in bash. It prints the odd pages first and then the even pages. It needs to know if there's an odd page count ...
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Old postscript printer, document with big images produces empty pages

I've got a PDF document with very large pictures (high quality, high DPI, filling whole pages). I wanted to print it on my HP LaserJet 2200dn, but instead of the pictures I get empty pages. I assume ...
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Why provide a postscript document?

I have seen many people linking postscript versions of their resume along with the pdf versions. What purpose does it serve?
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How to print PDF to postscript in OSX?

I have a (legally obtained) PDF that has DRM protection on it. This particular PDF cannot be opened in Preview.app so I'm stuck opening it in Adobe Reader.app. This is particularly annoying because ...
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Printable A5 booklet on A4 sheets from A5 pages using psutils, pstops and CUPS?

I want to create a CUPS printer queue which accepts books with A5 pages and automatically arranges them as booklets on A4 paper before printing them. Essentially, this is done wonderfully using the ...
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How to convert PDF to ASCII Postscript so the contained text can be searched/replaced?

According to Chapter 3.2 of the PostScript Language Reference, "there are three encodings for the PostScript language:ASCII, binary token, and binary object sequence". We've been generating PDF files ...
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In Emacs, how does one add custom TrueType fonts to ps-print?

I'm customizing Emacs to print to PostScript with custom faces. I've found this reference, which explains how to add Helvetica. To emacs ps-print. I'm trying to use Consolas, so I used the following ...
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Why is rendering PostScript much slower than rendering PDF?

I always thought that PDFs and PostScript files are quite similar, even though PostScript is a turing complete language. Is there a reason PostScript is a lot slower when rendering (tried with evince ...
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Viewing Postscript (or PDF) on OS X: Aliasing issues

I am generating postscript graphics and am trying to find a balance between non-aliasing and over-aliasing. If I use the raw ghostscript viewer gs on the Postscript, it looks good. The text appears ...
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Printing Invitations

If I want to print invitations to events which are mostly solid colors and text on a range of different media sizes, am I better off getting a color laserjet or an inkjet printer? I'm mostly concerned ...
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How do you import an EPS file in Inkscape?

I'm using Inkscape, and I'm trying to import an EPS file to use it as a vector and eventually save it as an SVG. This link here mentions several methods: ...
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LaserJet 4000 and its inferior PostScript interpreter

I have one of HP's older LaserJet printers (specifically, model 4000). It's supposed to understand PostScript, but it will frequently refuse to print things that other printers, evince, and ...
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Mac OS X duplex printing problem: one- vs. multi-paged documents

I like to print on pre-printed stationery using the Preview.app and a duplex-capable HP Color Laserjet 4700 (PostScript) printer. The print dialog handles one and two-paged documents differently: the ...
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Is it faster to print PDF or PS?

Say I compiled a .tex file into ps and pdf. Will there be e difference in printing speed between pdf and ps?
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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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What is a good program, with PostScript output (for LaTeX), to make circuit diagrams?

I just found out to my dismay that Visio 2007 does not include the ability to output drawings in EPS/PS formats, which makes it unsuitable for my uses. I wish to create various circuit digrams ...