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PS2ASCII(1)							 Ghostscript Tools						       PS2ASCII(1)

ps2ascii - Ghostscript translator from PostScript or PDF to ASCII SYNOPSIS
ps2ascii [ [ output.txt ] ] ps2ascii input.pdf [ output.txt ] DESCRIPTION
ps2ascii uses gs(1) to extract ASCII text from PostScript(tm) or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. If no files are specified on the command line, gs reads from standard input; but PDF input must come from an explicitly-named file, not standard input. If no output file is specified, the ASCII text is written to standard output. ps2ascii doesn't look at font encoding, and isn't very good at dealing with kerning, so for PostScript (but not currently PDF), you might consider pstotext (see below). FILES
Run "gs -h" to find the location of Ghostscript documentation on your system, from which you can get more details. SEE ALSO
pstotext(1), VERSION
This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 9.07. AUTHOR
Artifex Software, Inc. are the primary maintainers of Ghostscript. David M. Jones <> made substantial improve- ments to ps2ascii. 9.07 12 February 2013 PS2ASCII(1)

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PS2PS(1)							 Ghostscript Tools							  PS2PS(1)

ps2ps, eps2eps - Ghostscript PostScript "distiller" SYNOPSIS
ps2ps [ options ] eps2eps [ options ] input.eps output.eps DESCRIPTION
ps2ps uses gs(1) to convert PostScript(tm) file "" to simpler, normalized and (usually) faster PostScript in "". Normally the output is allowed to use PostScript Level 2 or Level 3 constructs, but the -dLanguageLevel=1 option restricts the output to Level 1. eps2eps performs the equivalent optimization for Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files. Both accept any general Ghostscript command line options, and respectively options specific to the pswrite and epswrite devices. FILES
Run "gs -h" to find the location of Ghostscript documentation on your system, from which you can get more details. BUGS
The pswrite device used by both ps2ps and eps2eps produces much lower level output than is desirable. Use with caution. SEE ALSO
ps2pdf(1), ps2ascii(1), ps2epsi(1) VERSION
This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 9.07. AUTHOR
Artifex Software, Inc. are the primary maintainers of Ghostscript. 9.07 12 February 2013 PS2PS(1)
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