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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 9.10.

AUTHOR

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