[scribus] PDFtoPS vs PDF2PS
john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Jan 21 21:08:47 CET 2010
On Thursday 21 January 2010 06:56:20 Peter Nermander wrote:
> >>> Open the PDF in Adobe Reader, then print to a file, which will create a
> >>> PS file. Then take that file and use ps2pdf (which is part of
> >>> ghostscript).
> > What he's trying to do is shrink the PDF, so some sort of conversion is
> > needed.
> Yes, but my comment was in response to what I quoted. Instead of
> printing to postscript and "distilling" with ghostscript (ps2pds is as
> far as I know only a wrapper script for ghostscript) it would probably
> be a lot easier to just print directly to a PDF.
That would not handle flattening etc. which unfortunately Scribus itself
doesn't do. My current workflow is to write from Scribus as pdf, load that file
into Acroread, save as a print file, and then run that through PStill with a
godawful command line and receive a PDF x/1-a:2001 file as a result. When
Scribus will save to PDF x/1-a:2001, flattening as it goes, my workflow will be
one heck of a lot simpler.
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