PDF2DSC(1)              Ghostscript Tools              PDF2DSC(1)

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

SYNOPSIS
       pdf2dsc pdffile [ dscfile ]

DESCRIPTION
       pdf2dsc  reads  a  Portable Document Format (PDF) document
       pdffile and creates a  PostScript  document  dscfile  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)
       or  GSView,  which  will  let  the user browse through the
       pages of the PDF document in any order.

       If the output document name dscfile is not  given  on  the
       command  line, the name used is pdffile with any extension
       removed, followed by a .dsc extension.

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

       You need the pdf2dsc.ps file (originally by Russell  Lang)
       that comes with Ghostscript releases 3.53 and higher and a
       corresponding Ghostscript interpreter.

DOCUMENTATION
       Yves Arrouye <arrouye@debian.org>

SEE ALSO
       gs(1), ghostview(1)

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