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This file belongs to the PS_CONV package.

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The package PS_CONV belongs to the public domain. You are entitled to do with
the files of which it consists whatever you wish. If you alter a file,
however, please remove the line containing the comment

              `This file belongs to the PS_CONV package.'

in order to avoid a mess.

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Authors:   P. Pianowski and B. Jackowski
Address:   BOP s.c., ul. Piastowska 70, 80-363 Gda\'nsk, Poland
           bop@bop.com.pl

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The kernel of the package is a PostScript program, PS_CONV.PS, for converting
one-page PostScript files into EPS (encapsulated PostScript) files readable
by CorelDRAW!(R), Adobe Illustrator(TM) and Fontographer(R). The current
version is to be used with the Ghostscript interpreter.

The main features of the current verion of the converter are as follows:

1) If a multi-page document is supplied, only the first page is processed.
2) Bitmaps are ignored.
3) Fonts are always converted to curves (for Ghostscript ver. < 3 outlines
   of the Adobe Type 1 fonts are approximated by polygons).
4) If the size of a converted object differs essentially from A4 page,
   an internal parameter of PS_CONV, SCALE (by default SCALE=10),
   may require manual tuning. For larger pictures SCALE should be smaller,
   otherwise a `numeric exeption' error may occur; for tiny pictures it
   can be enlarged. Its value can be passed, e.g., in a command line:
       ...  -dSCALE=100 ...
5) So far PS_CONV was tested only with Ghostscript interpreter

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The package consists of the following files:

   0PS_CONV.DOC this file
   PS_CONV.PS   the ``engine''
   GC.BAT       sample DOS batch file (making use of GS386);
                to be adjusted to a particular installation
   GC.PAR       parameters for Ghostscript for the converting session
   GC_HEAD.PS   a header, prepended to the result of the conversion
   GC_TAIL.PS   a trailer, appended to the result of the conversion

Additionally, SHOWPAGE.PS file is referred to. It belongs to the standard
Ghostscript distribution.

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LOCATION OF FILES (DOS)

It is assumed that all the package is placed in the directory C:\PS_CONV.
If another destination place is required, the following files should be
adjusted:

    GC.BAT
    GC.PAR

Ghostscript interpreter is assumed to be in a directory specified by the
DOS environment variable PATH.

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HISTORY:

% ver. 0.50, Friday, October 27th, 1995:
%      * first official public domain release
% October 30th, 1995:
%      * GC.BAT and GC.PAR touched
% ver. 0.52, Wednesday, April 10th, 1996
%      * oper_kind added to degenerated paths (i.e. containing only
%        `m' operation)
%      * paper format commands neutralized
%      * new parameter called ACLEV added; decimal numbers are printed with 
%        precision PREC (default PREC=3; max. 3 digits follow period)
% ver. 0.53, Friday, November 8th, 1996
%      * the bug in `print_rounded' fixed: numbers of the form `0.0123' i.e.
%        with leading zeros following the period were badly printed.
% ver. 0.54, Wednesday, January 5th, 2000
%      * the file `gc_head' has been improved, paths beeng eofilled
%        and eoclipped are closed explicity

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END OF THE 0PS_CONV.DOC FILE

Files

Name Size Date Notes
0ps_conv.doc 3746 2000-01-05 12:54
3746 2000-01-05 12:54 ==> /sup­port/pstools/ps_conv/0ps_conv.doc
gc.bat 688 2000-01-05 12:54
gc.par 65 2000-01-05 12:54
gc_head.ps 798 2000-01-05 12:54
gc_tail.ps 24 2000-01-05 12:54
ps_conv.ps 9135 2000-01-05 12:54

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ps_conv – A con­verter from PostScript to En­cap­su­lated PostScript

A PostScript pro­gram for con­vert­ing one-page PostScript files into and EPS (en­cap­su­lated PostScript) files ac­cept­able by CorelDRAW!(R), Adobe Il­lus­tra­tor(TM) and Fon­tog­ra­pher(R).

Pack­age De­tailsps_conv
Ver­sion0.54
Li­censePublic Do­main Soft­ware
Main­tainerBOP
Topics ma­nip­u­late Postscript files
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