This software is distributed under license and may not be copied, modified or distributed except as expressly authorized under the terms of that license. If more than 64 colorants are encountered, those beyond 64 will be mapped to CMYK using the alternate tint transform. Centimeters and millimeters ISO standard paper sizes such as A4 and A3 are commonly represented in the SI units of centimeters and millimeters. If this happens, try setting useXPutImage to false. For other information, see the Ghostscript overview and, if necessary, how to install Ghostscript. These psuedo operators are required for some files from QuarkXPress. If the value of the system parameter GenericResourceDir is not an absolute path, Ghostscript assumes multiple resource directories.

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PCL and PostScript cannot be handled in ths way, and so all the pages must be interpreted.

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In the case of multiple resource directories, the default ResourceFileName procedure retrieves either a path to the first avaliable resource, or if the resource is not available it returns a path starting with GenericResourceDir.

See “Precompiling fonts” in the documentation on fonts for details. Encapsulated PostScript EPS files are intended to be incorporated in other PostScript documents and may not display or print on their own. Yours will almost certainly be in a different location so adjust the following commands accordingly. Currently supported values are 1 monochrome4 CMYK with screening handled by Ghostscript and 24 True Color, dithering handled by the Windows printer driver; this option can produce huge print jobs.

How to Use Ghostscript

Note that if a colorant name that is specified for the profile occurs also within the document e. The XCF file format does not currently directly support spot colors. Normally, pdfmark is only called for these types for PostScript files or when the output device requests it e. This is ghostsceipt because the XCF format does not currently support spot colors. For details, please consult the source file gdevx. They are particularly useful for testing or as input to an external conversion utility.


Subpixels are a smaller raster grid which is used internally for text antialiasing.

Tumble controls the orientation. This is the default.

gs(1) – Linux man page

When Ghostscript finishes executing the file, it exits back to the shell. Ghostscript attempts to set the Windows printer page size and orientation to match that expected by Ghostscript, but doesn’t always succeed. This order also matches the ordering in the SeparationColorNames list, if this parameter is specified. The file forms a table of records, each of which should use one of three formats, explained below. Rinkj – Resplendent inkjet driver The Rinkj driver is an experimental new driver, capable of driving some Epson printers at a very high level of quality.

Post as a guest Name. Name of the renderer to be used with the font. If the current directory is the first path a test is made for the iccprofiles directory. Some configurations of UFST need a path for finding symbol set files.

Because of bugs in the SCO Unix kernel, Ghostscript will not work if you select direct screen output and also allow it to write messages on the console. It is possible to specify a particular output intent where int is an integer a value of 0 is the same as not specifying a number.


If you are using on an X Windows display, you can set it up with the node name and network transport, for instance.

See the section on finding files for details. It is recommeded that this is used only for simple values — use -c ghostscriot for complex values such as procedures, arrays or dictionaries.

For example, a case where you have a spot color overprinted with CMYK colors will be indistiguishable from a case where you have spot color equivalent CMYK colorants overprinted with CMYK colors, even though they may need to show significantly different overprint simulations. As far as I know, Imagewriter commands are a superset of the Dot Matrix printer’s, so the driver should generate output that can be printed on Imagewriters.

This provides a simple mechanism for users and external applications to be informed about the names of spot colors within a document. Ghostscript sets the physical device size to that of the Windows printer driver, but it does not update the PostScript clipping path.

Unlisted font types will be rendered with the native Ghostscript font renderer. Whatever configuration method you use, execute ” make install ” to install the executable and all the required and ancillary files after the build is complete. Since pages are saved until the flush command, pages can be printed multiple times, in any order.