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9189Re: [NTO] Create Universally Readable PDFs

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  • Ray Shapp
    Jan 31, 2012
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      Thanks for the reply, Axel.

      Ray Shapp


      On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 8:17 PM, Axel Berger <Axel-Berger@...> wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > Ray Shapp wrote:
      > > He is unwilling to upgrade the free Adobe Reader or
      > > any other part of his setup.
      >
      > This one I can empathise with. I too object to permanent updating and
      > new for being new's sake when my existing setup does all I want and the
      > new version has no conceivable benfit for my needs. This is why I
      > customarily write PDF 1.2 and occasionally test with the Adobe reader
      > version 3 under Windows 3.11.
      >
      > Your example is not bad though, it is version 1.4 for Reader 5.0. You
      > might have made the huge image a bit smaller at no perceivable loss, but
      > that's not the issue here. You might try your member on
      > <http://berger-odenthal.de/upload/V12.pdf>. I ran my batch "mk2" over
      > it:
      >
      > ----------------------------------------------
      > @ echo off
      > iff "%1" == "" then
      > echo Parameters: Source [Destination without EXT] /or/ ALL
      > GOTO finish
      > endiff
      > set path=F:\Winutil\ghost\gs8.71\lib;F:\Winutil\ghost\gs8.71\bin;%path%
      > iff "%1" = "all" then
      > REM echo %path%
      > echo process all
      > mkdir V12
      > FOR %d IN (*.pdf) DO CALL ps2pdf12.bat %d V12\%d
      > else
      > REM echo on
      > REM echo %path%
      > call ps2pdf12.bat %1 %@IF["%2 " GT " ",%temp%\%2.pdf,%temp%\12-%1]
      > endiff
      > :finish
      > pause Fertig - press a key
      > ----------------------------------------------
      >
      > The batch is written for 4DOS and uses ghostscript.
      >
      >
      > > Prior to this instance, it was my belief that PDF files were
      > > universally readable by all versions of Adobe Reader.
      > > My question: do you have experience with an application that
      > > will create PDF files from DOC files
      >
      > New versions introduced new features, some of them useful. I convert
      > Microsoft to PDF with openOffice, but that too only writes version 1.4,
      > so the tool of choice is ghostscript. You can get a graphic interface
      > through Ghostview, but it is not particularly easy to use and I find the
      > command line much easier.
      >
      > By the way: spaces in filenames are evil, especially when using command
      > line tools. Don't do it.
      >
      > Axel
      >
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      >
      >
      >


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