[OS X TeX] PS (from TeX) to good PDF
jan at linguist.umass.edu
Wed Mar 2 12:01:38 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
not sure if this is getting at your question - but I have (albeit
infrequent) success fixing up ps files with bitmapped fonts using heiko
oberdiek's script pkfix.
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