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Description: Convert postscript to PDF with s imple GUI
Download: pdf_maker.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 28kb
Version: 1.4
Date: 31 Jan 2019
Author: Andy Broad
Submitter: Andy Broad
Email: andy/broad ology org uk
Homepage: http://www.broad.ology.org.uk/docs/amiga/proaction/
Requirements: Ghostscript 8.54, Python, ProAction
Category: utility/text/convert
Replaces: utility/text/convert/pdf_maker.lha
License: Freeware
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.1
FileID: 10801
Comments: 0
Snapshots: 1
Videos: 0
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PDF_Maker - ProAction based utility for making PDFS from Postscript
Version 1.4

This is a simple GUI based utility to create PDFs from postscript files
particularly those created from wordprocessors such as Wordworth.

It's an extended version of the application created in my ProAction tutorial


This version extends the tutorial version by adding an additional option to
set the quality of the created PDF.

Version 1.3 shows how to add a version string and adds the option to create
a PNG image version of the PDF as well. 

Version 1.4 adds the option to create 4 A6 Leaflets on an A4 page from an A4
original. Makes use of tempfile module and multline text syntax.


Unpack archive copy script an icon to location of your choice and perhaps
leave out on the desktop.

If you have a later version of ghostscript than the AmigaOS4 standard 8.54 you
need to edit the paths to the statds file, see below.


Ghostscript for the actual conversion. ProAction for the GUI. Python


Start from shell or double click on icon.

The GUI contains the following gadgets.

Mode: Choose ebetween printing plain pages or make A6 Leaflets
Page Size: Chooser - the available page sizes defined in the ghostscript
           statds file GHOSTSCRIPT:Data/8.54/lib/gs_statd.ps and offers 
           them for selection in this gadget. 

Quality: Chooser - the ghostscript pdfwrite device offers 5 standard 
         preset qualities.

screen   -  very low quality optimised for screen viewing 
          (but probably 1990s type screens :-))
ebook    -  better quality still quite small file
          (suitable for viewing on modern display)
printer  - optimised for printing on a home printer

prepress - highest quality optimised for send to professional printer
default  - generalised settings for acceptable quality across range of uses.

Input File: Postscript file to convert

Output File: Final destination PDF

Also Create PNG: make PNG copy of the PDF (useful for sharing posters etc with
social media)
Amtilais PNG: Whether to antialias the text in the PNG version.

File Version Size Date OS Dls Readme
pdftohtml.lha0.40a553kb14 May 20104.0421¤ Pdftohtml - Converts PDF to HTML
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