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PDF2DSC(1)                     Ghostscript Tools                    PDF2DSC(1)

NAME
       pdf2dsc - generate a PostScript page list of a PDF document

SYNOPSIS
       pdf2dsc input.pdf [ output.dsc ]

DESCRIPTION
       pdf2dsc uses gs(1) to read an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
       document "input.pdf" and create a PostScript(tm) document "output.dsc"
       that conforms to Adobe's Document Structuring Conventions (DSC)
       requirements.

       This new document simply tells Ghostscript to read the PDF file and to
       display pages one at a time.  The generated document can then be viewed
       with any PostScript viewer based on Ghostscript, like ghostview(1) on
       Unix or GSview on Windows, with which the user can browse through the
       pages of the PDF document in any order.

       If no output file is named on the command line, the name of the output
       file is that of the input file with any extension removed, followed by
       the extension ".dsc".

CAVEATS
       The DSC document uses Ghostscript-specific procedures.  In addition,
       the original PDF document must be accessible when the DSC document is
       processed.

       You need the file "pdf2dsc.ps" (originally by Russell Lang) supplied
       with Ghostscript since release 3.53.

SEE ALSO
       gs(1), ghostview(1)

VERSION
       This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 9.16.

AUTHOR
       Yves Arrouye <[email protected]> and Russell Lang gsview at
       ghostgum.com.au

9.16                             30 March 2015                      PDF2DSC(1)
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