[scribus] Installing Ghostscript

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Oct 15 02:04:44 CEST 2008

Mike Breiding wrote:
> Craig Bradney wrote:
>> On Wednesday 15 October 2008 00:02:50 Jeffrey Silverman wrote:
>>> Not to be glib or a prick or both, but isn't this the sort of question
>>> Google is for?
>>> http://www.google.com/search?q=install+ghostscript+windows
>>> Teach a man to fish and all that.
>>> Good luck!
> Craig,
> I have downloaded from three sources and can find no executable to 
> launch the install.
> http://epicroadtrips.com/ghostscript-8.63/
> "We usually distribute Ghostscript releases for Windows as 
> self-extracting archive files, since this is the most convenient form 
> for users. These files can also be unpacked as if they were plain zip 
> files.
> The self-extracting archive is normally named gs###w32.exe, where ### 
> is the release number (e.g., 650 for Ghostscript 6.50, 700 for 
> Ghostscript 7.00)."
> http://www-vis.lbl.gov/NERSC/Software/ghostview/docs/Install.htm
> I can find no download site the "self-extracting archive is normally 
> named gs###w32.exe".
go to the site Alex suggested:

Click the link that says Ghostscript 8.60+ installer

This takes you to a page where you want to click either gs863w32.exe or 
gs863w64.exe depending on your CPU.
This .exe file is the installer, so run this after you download it.

If you need to in Scribus, go to File > Preferences > External Tools, 
and click Change under Postscript Interpreter to go to the gs 
executable, which will look something like gswin32c.exe (for 32-bit).


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