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NAME

       ps2pdf - Convert PostScript to PDF using ghostscript
       ps2pdf12   -   Convert   PostScript   to  PDF 1.2  (Acrobat 3-and-later
       compatible) using ghostscript
       ps2pdf13  -  Convert   PostScript   to   PDF 1.3   (Acrobat 4-and-later
       compatible) using ghostscript
       ps2pdf14   -   Convert   PostScript   to  PDF 1.4  (Acrobat 5-and-later
       compatible) using ghostscript

SYNOPSIS

       ps2pdf  [options...] {input.[e]ps|-} [output.pdf|-]
       ps2pdf12  [options...] {input.[e]ps|-} [output.pdf|-]
       ps2pdf13  [options...] {input.[e]ps|-} [output.pdf|-]
       ps2pdf14  [options...] {input.[e]ps|-} [output.pdf|-]

DESCRIPTION

       The ps2pdf scripts are work-alikes for  nearly  all  the  functionality
       (but  not  the  user  interface)  of  Adobe's Acrobat(TM) Distiller(TM)
       product: they convert PostScript  files  to  Portable  Document  Format
       (PDF) files.

       If the output filename is not specified, the output is placed in a file
       of the same name  with  a  '.pdf'  extension  in  the  current  working
       directory.  Either the input filename or the output filename can be '-'
       to request reading from stdin or writing to stdout, respectively,  when
       used as a filter.

       The three scripts differ as follows:

       -      ps2pdf12 will always produce PDF 1.2 output (Acrobat 3-and-later
              compatible).

       -      ps2pdf13 will always produce PDF 1.3 output (Acrobat 4-and-later
              compatible).

       -      ps2pdf14 will always produce PDF 1.4 output (Acrobat 5-and-later
              compatible).

       -      ps2pdf per se currently produces PDF 1.4 output.  However,  this
              may  change  in  the future. If you care about the compatibility
              level of the output, use ps2pdf12, ps2pdf13 or ps2pdf14, or  use
              the -dCompatibility=1.x switch in the command line.

       There  are  some  limitations  in  ps2pdf's  conversion.  See  the HTML
       documentation  for  more  information.  A   large   number   of   Adobe
       Distiller(TM)  parameters  which  can be used to control the conversion
       are also documented there, including instructions for generating  PDF/X
       and PDF/A documents.

OPTIONS

       The ps2pdf scripts use the same options as gs(1).

EXAMPLES

       Converting a figure.ps to figure.pdf:

              ps2pdf figure.ps

       A conversion with more specifics:

              ps2pdf -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress figure.ps proof.pdf

       Converting as part of a pipe:

              make_report.pl -t ps | ps2pdf -dCompatibility=1.3 - - | lpr

SEE ALSO

       gs(1), ps2pdfwr(1),
       Ps2pdf.htm in the Ghostscript documentation

BUGS

       See    http://bugs.ghostscript.com/   and   the   Usenet   news   group
       comp.lang.postscript.

VERSION

       This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 9.04.

AUTHOR

       Artifex Software, Inc. are  the  primary  maintainers  of  Ghostscript.
       This manpage by George Ferguson.