# [OS X TeX] (OT) converting old ps to pdf

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 09:35:30 EST 2006

```On 12/21/06, Bruno Voisin <> wrote:
> Le 21 déc. 06 à 14:48, Victor Ivrii a écrit :
>
> > this is a purely
> > academic discussion now; at least I have not seen bad ps files
> > produced lately).
>
> That's because back then in 1998, communication was essentially based
> on printouts.

>
i> Now, in the 21st century, communication is more and more based on
> reading electronic documents on a desktop or laptop, and for this PS
> fonts produce optimum quality and maximum flexibility.

While it is true the most of mathematical papers  are prepared without
colleagues do not even bother to put

\usepackage[bookmarks]{hyperref}

into preamble (eave alone to put some other options).

They never listen [TM]

>
>
> Better I don't know, but it provides a number of settings you may
> want to play with, when producing a PDF file: whether included JPEG
> files must be compressed, which resolution the output should be
> optimized for, and so forth.

>
> As for myself, I'm perfectly happy most of the time with Preview,

I am happy most of the time with Preview, but not with ancient ps

> TeXShop, pstopdf and ps2pdf to produce PDF files from PS files. On
> the very rare occasions I had to use Acrobat, I've found the number
> of settings it provides more overwhelming for a novice than really
>
> Bruno
>
>

>

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