[OS X TeX] PS (from TeX) to good PDF

Lawrence Paulson lp15 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Mar 2 04:19:57 EST 2005

As an academic, I frequently download papers in the form of PostScript 
files generated by TeX on UNIX machines. I've tried many ways of 
converting these PostScript files to PDF, including Acrobat Distiller. 
However, the resulting PDF seldom allows search or text selection.

Acrobat has a tool (based on OCR) that can make rasterized PDFs 
searchable, but it seems unable to cope with the PostScript that 
emerges from TeX systems. Is there no way of cleaning up this sort of 

Larry Paulson

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