[OS X TeX] ps-to-pdf and dvi-to-pdf methods comparison

Enrico Franconi franconi at inf.unibz.it
Fri Mar 16 01:56:36 CET 2007


is it possible to compare on the list all the different available  
methods available to convert dvi to pdf (indirectly through ps, i.e.,  
compatible with pstricks) and ps to pdf, including the ones that do  
it at pre-press quality? Which are the suggested ones according to  
possibly different needs?

Already in the TeX Live distribution there are several different  
scripts to achieve this, and of course one could use gs as well.

Currently for my pre-press productions I use:

dvips -Ppdf -G0 file.dvi -o file.ps ;
gs -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dAutoFilterColorImages=false - 
dColorImageFilter=/FlateEncode -dAutoFilterGrayImages=false - 
dGrayImageFilter=/FlateEncode -sOutputFile=file.pdf file.ps


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