[scribus] can I buy gs###w64.exe?

Sveinn í Felli sveinki at nett.is
Fri Jan 29 09:22:39 CET 2010

Hi Marilyn,

Þann fös 29.jan 2010 03:28, Marilyn A. Apfel, PhD skrifaði:
> I downloadedgs and opened it and got the same error message. I remember
> reading that gs has to be installed first so I uninstalled Scribus so
> that gs would be first. Still no luck. Any suggestions?

The downloaded package is an installation package; close 
Scribus and öther memory-intensive programs, then you run it 
either by double-clicking on it or using Add/Remove Programs 
from Control Panel.

The installation process should be straightforward, accept 
all the defaults. There may be a question about where to 
install GS, from what I gather the default is something like 
<C:/Program Files/gs/>; some people like to install straight 
under <C:/gs>. Your choice.

After the installation, open Scribus - yes, it will complain 
about missing GS, dismiss that window and continue (open or 
make a new document). Once with Scribus interface open, you 
choose "File --> Preferences", in this configuration window 
you locate the "External Tools" icon in the left pane; this 
opens the External Tools tab.
Under the (first) "PostScript Interpreter"-section you enter 
the location of the GS-executable, either manually or by 
pressing "Change..." which allows you to browse to your 
installed program executable, e.g. <C:/Program 
Files/GS/gs8.64/bin/gswin64c.exe> (or whatewer it's called 
in your installation).

Take a note; in the next section of "External Tools" you may 
want to similarly enter the path for your prefered Image 
processing tool, Gimp, Photoshop or whatewer.

Screenshots of the Preferences tabs can be seen at: 

Hope this helps,

Sveinn í Felli

PS: there may be inconsistencies in above paths/filenames, 
check what's valid on your system (I haven't used Win for ages)

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> Quoting Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com>:
>> On 01/28/2010 08:19 PM, Marilyn A. Apfel, PhD wrote:
>> > Thank you Greg. I followed your instructions and downloaded the
>> > file. When I rebooted and started Scribus, I still get the error
>> > message, "The following programs are missing: Ghostscript. You cannot
>> > use EPS images or Post Script Print Preview"
>> >
>> > I clicked on the downloaded file and waited for it to finished
>> > downloading. Is there another step needed?
>> once you have this dowloaded, you run this .exe file in Windows, and
>> Windows takes it from there
>> Greg
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