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PS2EPSI(1)                     Ghostscript Tools                    PS2EPSI(1)



NAME
       ps2epsi - generate conforming Encapsulated PostScript

SYNOPSIS
       ps2epsi infile.ps [ outfile.epsi ] (Unix)
       ps2epsi infile.ps [ outfile.epi ] (DOS)

DESCRIPTION
       ps2epsi uses gs(1) to process a PostScript(tm) file and generate as output a new file which conforms to Adobe's
       Encapsulated PostScript Interchange (EPSI) format.  EPSI is a special form  of  encapsulated  PostScript  (EPS)
       which  adds  to  the  beginning of the file in the form of PostScript comments a bitmapped version of the final
       displayed page.  Programs which understand EPSI (usually word processors or DTP programs) can use  this  bitmap
       to give a preview version on screen of the PostScript.  The displayed quality is often not very good (e.g., low
       resolution, no colours), but the final printed version uses the  real  PostScript,  and  thus  has  the  normal
       PostScript quality.

USAGE
       On Unix systems invoke ps2epsi like this:

            ps2epsi infile.ps [ outfile.epsi ]

       where  "infile.ps"  is the input file and "outfile.epsi" is the resulting EPSI file.  If the output filename is
       omitted, it is generated from the input filename.  When a standard extension (".ps", ".cps", ".eps" or ".epsf")
       is used, it is replaced with the output extension ".epsi".  On DOS systems the command is:

            ps2epsi infile.ps outfile.epi

       where "infile.ps" is the original PostScript file, and "outfile.epi" is the name of the output file.

LIMITATIONS
       Not  every  PostScript file can be encapsulated successfully, because there are restrictions on what PostScript
       constructs a correct encapsulated file may contain.  ps2epsi does a little extra work to try to help encapsula-
       tion,  and it automatically calculates the bounding box required for all encapsulated PostScript files, so most
       of the time it does a pretty good job. There are certain to be cases, however, where the encapsulation does not
       work because of the content of the original PostScript file.

COMPATIBILITY
       The  Framemaker  DTP  system  is one application which understands EPSI files, and ps2epsi has been tested on a
       number of PostScript diagrams from a variety of sources, using Framemaker 3.0 on a Sun workstation.  Framemaker
       on other platforms should be able to use these files, although I have not been able to test this.

FILES
       ps2epsi       Unix shell script
       ps2epsi.bat   DOS batch file
       ps2epsi.ps    the Ghostscript program which does the work

SEE ALSO
       gs (1)

VERSION
       This  document  was last revised for Ghostscript version 8.70.  However, the content may be obsolete, or incon-
       sistent with ps2epsi.txt.

AUTHOR
       George Cameron



8.70                             31 July 2009                       PS2EPSI(1)