[pdftex] Subject: Re: DVI to PDF

Greg Hansen ghansen at adobe.com
Mon Dec 10 17:03:45 CET 2001

On Thu, 29 Nov 2001 11:55:16 -0500 Cosmin Truta writes:

>1) Convert the DVI to PS and then distill the PS into PDF:
>   - use dvips to obtain the PS - do *not* forget the -Ppdf switch for
>obtaining a quality output (e.g. dvips -Ppdf article.dvi)
>   - use either Acrobat Distiller (expensive) or GhostScript (free) to
>convert the PS to a PDF.

There is a service on the adobe web site at:


that allows you five free trials of the document conversion service (great 
for that occasional just-need-one ...). Once you get PostScript, send it in!

Formats converted:

Microsoft® Office:
Word (.doc), Publisher (.pub), PowerPoint (.ppt), Excel (.xls), Rich Text 
Format (.rtf), Text (.txt)

Adobe Formats
Illustrator® (.ai), InDesign™ (.indd), FrameMaker® (.fm), PageMaker® (.pm, 
.pm6, .p65), Photoshop® (.psd)

Corel WordPerfect Office Formats
WordPerfect (.wpd)

Adobe PostScript® Formats
PostScript (.ps, .prn), Encapsulated PostScript (.eps)

Image Formats
Windows bitmap (.bmp), GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpg), PCX (.pcx), PNG (.png), RLE 
(.rle), TIFF (.tif)

Note: If you don't see your format listed here, please upload an Adobe 
PostScript file.

Web Capture
Web pages (.htm, .html, .shtml)

Paper Capture
Adobe PDF (.pdf), Bitmap (.bmp), JPEG (.jpg), PCX (.pcx), PNG (.png), TIFF 

Greg Hansen
Senior Manager
Acrobat Engineering Group
Adobe Systems Incorporated               ghansen at adobe.com
345 Park Avenue, M/S W15                 Voice (408) 536 2920
San Jose, California 95110-2704          Fax   (408) 537 4003

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