What's a PS file?
Thread poster: Kim Metzger

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 11:49
German to English
Nov 15, 2004

While searching the Internet for a German medical abbreviations glossary, I came across this one:

http://www.physik3.gwdg.de/~guicking/abk-allg.ps

What do I need to have to read it?

TIA, Kim


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Jason Grimes
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PS stands for post-script Nov 15, 2004

Hi Kim,

That's a post-script file. I believe most PDF readers can read post-script.

Hope this helps.

Jason


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Bob Kerns  Identity Verified
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Glossary also available as a PDF file Nov 15, 2004

See http://www.physik3.gwdg.de/~guicking/abk-allg.pdf.

Or in HTML format: http://www.physik3.gwdg.de/~guicking/abk-allg.html


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Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
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PostScript File Nov 15, 2004

Hi Kim,

This link is useful to know what to use to open unknown
fileshttp://filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=.ps&goButton=Go

Anyway, I clicked on your link to see if any of my programs would open it and got it converted to pdf. If you want it let me know where you want it forwarded to

Regards,
Grace.


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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Ach so! Nov 15, 2004

Thank you very much, Graciela, Bob and Jason. I just added the PDF file to my favorites.

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María Teresa Taylor Oliver  Identity Verified
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a technical explanation of sorts... Nov 16, 2004

As everyone else already said, PS stands for PostScript, which is a printer language. A PS file is a "raw" file, "printed" by a PostScript printer to be converted to a final PDF file, which you can then open with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

You can open PS files with Adobe Acrobat Distiller, which processes them, and then converts them to PDF.

Hope that helps

Cheers!
María Teresa


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xxxHirschmann  Identity Verified
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PostScript is a page description language developed by Adobe Nov 24, 2004

Maria Teresa Taylor Oliver wrote:

As everyone else already said, PS stands for PostScript, which is a printer language. A PS file is a "raw" file, "printed" by a PostScript printer to be converted to a final PDF file, which you can then open with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

You can open PS files with Adobe Acrobat Distiller, which processes them, and then converts them to PDF.

Hope that helps

Cheers!
María Teresa

A short history of Adobe PostScript can be found here:

http://www.prepressure.com/ps/history/history.htm


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