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

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 19:29
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


 

Jason Grimes
Local time: 20:29
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


 

Bob Kerns  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:29
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


 

Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:29
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 toicon_smile.gif

Regards,
Grace.


 

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 19:29
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.

 

María Teresa Taylor Oliver  Identity Verified
Panama
Local time: 20:29
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 helpsicon_smile.gif

Cheers!
María Teresa


 

Hirschmann (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:29
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 helpsicon_smile.gif

Cheers!
María Teresa

A short history of Adobe PostScript can be found here:

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


 


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







SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2019 has evolved to bring translators a brand new experience. Designed with user experience at its core, Studio 2019 transforms how new users get up and running and helps experienced users make the most of the powerful features.

More info »
Déjà Vu X3
Try it, Love it

Find out why Déjà Vu is today the most flexible, customizable and user-friendly tool on the market. See the brand new features in action: *Completely redesigned user interface *Live Preview *Inline spell checking *Inline

More info »



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