pdf2ps and scribus
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 16:20:26 UTC 2009
> Chris Mohler wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 2:45 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> So I must conclude that pdf2ps does not work well at all, and
>>> Scribus writes files all over your computer. This is not good. Does
>>> anyone know a better way to save a pdf as a ps file?
>> There are too many variables involved for you to reach the conclusion
>> the pdf2ps does not work well "at all" - you only reported on how it
>> converted one file (of unknown origin).
>> The best method of PDF->PS conversion depends on your intent. Here is
>> a basic method that should work well for most things:
> I've come across several PDF files that historically, gs does not render
> well. I haven't re-tested this in years, so my anecdotal 'evidence' is
> probably next to useless, but I think it's worth installing xpdf package
> for this purpose.
> xpdf also includes the command 'pdftops' (not to be confused with gs
> pdf2ps) that I have often found to be superior, and indeed, a good way
> to recover pdf files that are otherwise unusable on Linux.
I solved the pdf to ps conversion from a member of the group who
suggested I try Evince viewer and when the pdf is loaded you save it as
a print to file and select ps.
This works just fine
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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