[texworks] Typesetting to a postscript file (not to PDF)

David Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Tue Dec 29 16:22:04 CET 2009

William Adams wrote:
> As Stefan suspected, you merely need to open the xetex-generated .pdf in 
> the commercial version of Adobe Acrobat (I use the Professional bundled 
> w/ the Creative Suite) and then enable the document for commenting --- 
> there is no requirement that the .pdf be distilled from PostScript to be 
> comment-enabled.
I still can't get this to work.  I open in Acrobat Pro 9.2, choose File 
/ Properties, and change the security settings to No Security; or I set 
security properties with a password to change them (but not to open the 
document) and enable everything, specifically including commenting; in 
either case, when I open the file in Reader and choose File / Properties 
/ Security, commenting (along with document assembly, page extraction, 
and signing) is not allowed.  This is the exact same thing I got when I 
first opened the xelatex-generated PDF days ago.  Somehow Acrobat Pro is 
not actually overwriting the settings that were created when the PDF was 
> If there is some other requirement that the document be distilled from 
> .ps, the best way to do this (w/ the most options relevant to pre-press) 
> is to open the file in Adobe Acrobat and save it out as a .ps from there 
Thanks for this -- I may need to do so for another reason down the road.


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