Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 06:24:07 -0400
Reply-To: Raynald Levesque <rlevesque@VIDEOTRON.CA>
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From: Raynald Levesque <rlevesque@VIDEOTRON.CA>
Subject: Re: About Creating PDF files
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1. You add a new printer using Settings>Printers>Add printers; you choose
any color postscript printer
2. During the set up, you select "Print to file"
3. From SPSS, Word or any other applications, you print to the postscript
printer (you get a *.ps file on disk)
4. You then use GSview to convert the *.ps file to a *.pdf file.
I do not need pdf files and have not seriously experimented with the above.
If you do not get satisfaction from the above program, look at Acrobat I
think it is not that expensive.
Raynald Levesque email@example.com
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From: Hector Maletta [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 11:29 PM
To: Raynald Levesque
Subject: About Creating PDF files
I have GSView. It allows to convert Postscript files to PDF. What I
have, however, are not Postscript files, but ordinary SPSS output and
Microsoft Word files. I suppose one can create PS files by designing a
Postscript printer and print to a file. Am I right? Are those files, and
the resulting PDF files, of the required quality?
Raynald Levesque wrote:
> Hi Hector
> You need
> 1. "GSview is a graphical interface for Ghostscript, an interpreter for
> PostScript language and Portable Document Format. GSview allows selected
> pages to be viewed, printed, or converted to bitmap, PostScript or PDF
> formats." and
> 2. Ghostscript.
> You can get both (free) program from http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/
> Raynald Levesque email@example.com
> Visit My SPSS Pages: http://pages.infinit.net/rlevesqu/
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of
> Hector Maletta
> Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 12:59 PM
> To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Creating PDF files
> I'd like to convert SPSS and Word files to PDF, and unfortunately I do
> not have the Acrobat software that does that. I seem to remember some
> contribution in this list, that I failed to preserve and cannot find in
> the archives, about creating PDF files by first "printing to a
> postscript file" and then converting the resulting PS file into PDF. Can
> anybody tell me the exact procedure? The conversion should operate both
> on SPSS output files and on MS Word files.
> Hector Maletta
> Universidad del Salvador
> Buenos Aires, Argentina