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PDF2DSC(1) Ghostscript Tools PDF2DSC(1)

NAME

pdf2dsc – generate a PostScript page list of a PDF document

SYNOPSIS

pdf2dsc input.pdf [ output.dsc ]

DESCRIPTION

pdf2dsc uses gs to read an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) doc‐
ument “input.pdf” and create a PostScript(tm) document “output.dsc”
that conforms to Adobe’s Document Structuring Conventions (DSC)
requirements.

This new document simply tells Ghostscript to read the PDF file and to
display pages one at a time. The generated document can then be viewed
with any PostScript viewer based on Ghostscript, like ghostview on
Unix or GSview on Windows, with which the user can browse through the
pages of the PDF document in any order.

If no output file is named on the command line, the name of the output
file is that of the input file with any extension removed, followed by
the extension “.dsc”.

CAVEATS
The DSC document uses Ghostscript-specific procedures. In addition,
the original PDF document must be accessible when the DSC document is
processed.

You need the file “pdf2dsc.ps” (originally by Russell Lang) supplied
with Ghostscript since release 3.53.

SEE ALSO

gs, ghostview

VERSION
This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 9.18.

AUTHOR

Yves Arrouye and Russell Lang gsview at ghost‐
gum.com.au

9.18 5 October 2015 PDF2DSC(1)

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