[OS X TeX] Distiller

Alain Matthes alain.matthes at mac.com
Sat Jan 28 15:01:22 EST 2006

thank for your answers but I need some details

Le 28 janv. 06 à 13:20, Peter Dyballa a écrit :

> Am 28.01.2006 um 08:51 schrieb Alain Matthes:
>> Hello
>> 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.

pdf-1.2 etc.. it's the same that ps2pdf12 ,ps2pdf13 etc...this tools  
are parts of ghostscript ?

>> . If i include a file.eps then i need a postscript distiller; Is this
>> correct?
> Not when you use pdfTeX, because pdfTeX cannot handle EPS, so the  
> EPS content is converted either during conversion (epstopdf  
> package) or before.

You wrote EPS but ghostscript or apple distiller have as a name  
ps2pdf or pstopdf for me there is a difference between ps and eps.  
and there is also a toll with name epstopdf. pstopdf can works with  
ps and eps?



Alain Matthes

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