[OS X TeX] Distiller

Jon Guyer jguyer at his.com
Sat Jan 28 09:45:24 EST 2006

On Jan 28, 2006, at 7:20 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 28.01.2006 um 08:51 schrieb Alain Matthes:
>> a) I would like to know the differences between Apple distiller and
>> ghostscript distiller and
>> why use ghostscript distiller  instead of Apple distiller ?
> Ghostscript can convert some PS files which Apple's pstopdf cannot. 
> With Ghostscript you can choose to create PDF-1.2, PDF-1.3, or PDF-1.4 
> output, while pstopdf produces the system's PDF version.

At least for me (10.3.9), Apple's distiller is outrageously slow. I 
think I determined at one point that it was loading fonts or something, 
but never pursued it further, although when Mail.app locked up on me 
the other day trying to automatically display a .ps attachment, I was 
somewhat reincentivized (ain't English grand?) to figure out if there 
were a way to improve things.
------------------------- Info --------------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
          & FAQ: http://latex.yauh.de/faq/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list