PS2PDF(1) PS2PDF(1) NAME ps2pdf, pdf2ps - convert between PostScript and PDF SYNOPSIS ps2pdf [ gs-options ] [ input-file [ output-file ] ] pdf2ps [ -e ] [ gs-options ] [ input-file [ output-file ] ] DESCRIPTION Ps2pdf and pdf2ps convert from PostScript to PDF and back by invoking gs(1). If output-file is not specified, they write to standard output. If neither input-file nor output-file is not specified, they read from standard input and write to standard output. Under -e, pdf2ps emits Encapsulated Postscript (eps). The gs-options are passed to Ghostscript unaltered. The most useful option to ps2pdf is -dCompatibilityLevel=level, which sets the version of PDF to be written. The default is 1.2; 1.3 and 1.4 are also possible. Similarly, the most useful option to pdf2ps is -dLanguageLevel=level, which sets the version of PostScript to be written. The default is 2; 1 and 3 are also possible. Ps2pdf produces output competitive with Adobe Distiller in most cases, and it accepts all the embedded PDF-generation hints that Adobe Distiller does. Pdf2ps produces a PostScript file containing one large bit- map per page. For a more direct and smaller translation, use Adobe Acrobat's -toPostScript command-line option. SOURCE /rc/bin/ps2pdf /rc/bin/pdf2ps SEE ALSO gs(1) BUGS Gs's pdfwrite sometimes emits bad PDF at the default level 1.2. Adding '-dCompatibilityLevel=1.4' should cure it.