HELP! Need to open postscript-files in OSX

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
I need to open postscript files in OSX (Jaguar). What do I need? I it possible through x11? I would prefere OSX.

Thanks

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by future-ex-pc-user

    I need to open postscript files in OSX (Jaguar). What do I need? I it possible through x11? I would prefere OSX.

    Thanks




    GhostScript
  • Reply 2 of 7
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    If you'd have 10.3 (Panther) you could open postscript files natively in preview. Although I don't know if it interprets them accordingly to the standard.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Defiant

    If you'd have 10.3 (Panther) you could open postscript files natively in preview.



    Bingo!



    I was so surprised and happy to see a .PS file automatically converted and opened a few months ago.
  • Reply 4 of 7
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    Try Ghostscript mentioned above or PStill from Stone Design. www.stone.com



    slightly off-topic:



    Quote:

    Originally posted by Defiant

    ...Although I don't know if it interprets them accordingly to the standard.



    I've heard that Apple licensed Adobe's distiller engine (or part of it) for the task.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by BuonRotto

    Try Ghostscript mentioned above or PStill from Stone Design. www.stone.com



    slightly off-topic:







    I've heard that Apple licensed Adobe's distiller engine (or part of it) for the task.




    It is more likely that Apple uses the ps2pdf routine in the open source GhostScript suite.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    bigbluebigblue Posts: 341member
    Quark, Adobe Indesign, Acrobat can all open Postscript files in a layout'ish way.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    They also cost $945.00, $699.00 and $449.00, respectively.
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