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

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 22:52
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


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Jason Grimes
Local time: 23:52
SITE STAFF
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


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Bob Kerns  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 05:52
Member (2002)
German to English
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


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:52
English to Spanish
+ ...
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.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 22:52
German to English
TOPIC STARTER
Ach so! Nov 15, 2004

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

Direct link Reply with quote
 

María Teresa Taylor Oliver  Identity Verified
Panama
Local time: 22:52
English to Spanish
+ ...
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


Direct link Reply with quote
 
xxxHirschmann  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:52
English to German
+ ...
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


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

What's a PS file?

Advanced search







Across v6.3
Translation Toolkit and Sales Potential under One Roof

Apart from features that enable you to translate more efficiently, the new Across Translator Edition v6.3 comprises your crossMarket membership. The new online network for Across users assists you in exploring new sales potential and generating revenue.

More info »
LSP.expert
You’re a freelance translator? LSP.expert helps you manage your daily translation jobs. It’s easy, fast and secure.

How about you start tracking translation jobs and sending invoices in minutes? You can also manage your clients and generate reports about your business activities. So you always keep a clear view on your planning, AND you get a free 30 day trial period!

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search