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[SLUG] PostScript to PDF via virtual printer
- To: slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [SLUG] PostScript to PDF via virtual printer
- From: luke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu Nov 15 10:31:02 2001
Just stumbled over this too, last night. It avoids the need to buy
expensive PDF creation software from Adobe.
-- How to use Linux, Samba, and Ghostscript to provide a PDF creation service to
both Windows and Linux users.
I think the main problem is that unless your PostScript generation supports
PDFmarks (I think that's what they're called, though I don't know
anything about them - probably comments in the PS output to give
hints to the convertor), you don't get the "table of contents" / "explorer
view" of your PDF document, used for easy navigation in the left pane of
your PDF viewer.