I am a newbie to ghostscript, jst having installed it today. I am looking to use it to create separated and screened 1 bit TIFFs from a PDF file to be used on our flexo platemaker.

I am trying to get the command line working before I write a GUI front end for it. I have installed GhostscriptPDF into C:\Program Files (x86)\gs\gs8.64.

I have a sample PDF in C:\617084 called 617084.pdf.

I run the following command in a cmd window:

"C:/Program Files (x86)\gs\gs8.64\bin\gswin32c" -dSAFER -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -r2540 -dDITHER#133 -sethalftone -dTextAlphaBits#4 -dGraphicsAlphaBits#4 -sDEVICE#tiffsep -dMaxStripSize#16384 -dTrapX#2 -dTrapY#2 -sCompression#lzw -sOutputFile#"C:\617084\617084_%d.tif" -f "C:\617084\617084.pdf" >result.txt

I get the following error:

GPL Ghostscript 8.64 (2009-02-03) Copyright (C) 2009 Artifex Software, Inc. All rights reserved. This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details. Processing pages 1 through 1. Page 1 Error: /rangecheck in --showpage-- Operand stack: --nostringval-- 1 true Execution stack: %interp_exit .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- false 1 %stopped_push 1862 1 3 %oparray_pop 1861 1 3 %oparray_pop 1845 1 3 %oparray_pop --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 2 1 1 --nostringval-- %for_pos_int_continue --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 1745 1 9 %oparray_pop --nostringval-- --nostringval-- Dictionary stack: --dict:1161/1684(ro)(G)-- --dict:1/20(G)-- --dict:74/200(L)-- --dict:74/200(L)-- --dict:106/127(ro)(G)-- --dict:278/300(ro)(G)-- --dict:22/25(L)-- --dict:4/6(L)-- --dict:22/40(L)-- Current allocation mode is local Last OS error: No such file or directory GPL Ghostscript 8.64: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

What am I doing wrong?

Also, do I have to do something to get ghostscript to use the files in hte C:\Windows\Fonts directory?

I would really appreciate the help. When I get the GUI front end to this I will post it for free.

Thanks Again Mark

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