Here is an example Ghostscript commandline, which would convert and merge the two (or more) PostScript files into one PDF in a one go: Merging mutliple PDF files(2) In “Path to “, look for the gswin exe file located by default in C:\Program Files\gs\gs*. PDF Batch Automation (PDF to Image and PDF Merge). EDIT: I’ve been FOR %%Z IN (*.pdf) DO gswin32 -sDEVICE=jpeg -dJPEGQ=

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Note that this switch must precede the name of the first input file, and only its first use has any effect.

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There are 2 ways to handle fonts with a third-party font renderer FAPI. Ghostscript was originally coded that way, and the heritage remains within the code base. In that case downsampling to dpi would make the files considerably smaller without necessarily imposing quality penalties.

The PostScript interpreter, by contrast, would only render pages 1 and 2 from the first file. Devices which produce CMYK output have a subtractive process color model. This may be useful if input is coming from a pipe. This lets you specify a name using any sequence of bytes through the encodings available for Postscript strings.

Third-party font renderers may be incompatible with devices that can embed fonts in their output such as pdfwritebecause such renderers may store fonts in a form from which Ghostscript cannot get the necessary information for embedding, for example, the Microtype fonts supplied with the UFST. The prefix up to the path separator character preceding the string Resource, concatenated with the string iccprofiles is used and if this exists, then this path will be used for ICCProfilesDir.

The example above would become. Client application rasterizes it into a window. If this happens, try setting useXSetTile to false.


The TrueType font must contain enough characters to cover an Adobe character collection, which is specified in Ordering and used in documents. Ghostscript instead maintains multiple resource directories and uses an extended method for finding gswih32, which is explained in “Finding PostScript Level 2 resources”. Interaction-related parameters -dBATCH Causes Ghostscript to exit after processing all files named on the command line, rather than going into an interactive loop reading PostScript commands.

The differences in appearance of files with overprinting and spot colors caused by the differences in the color model of the output device are part of the PostScript and PDF specifications. It rarely results in pleasing performance but it can teach you interesting things, and some day the application may even be practical.

With this interface it is possible to provide this definition. Note that pdftk which can be downloaded free will get the links right.

This is useful for creating fixed size images of PDF files that may have a variety of page sizes, for example vswin32 images. Instead, try something like: Only fonts and files named in Fontmap are used.

Acrobat tends to be very forgiving of invalid PDF files. As noted above, when using MS Windows console command. I added a disclaimer to my answer – indeed this won’t work with most viewers, but printers and PDF converters should be able to cope with is. I don’t have much time now, but later tonight I may be able to workout a complete commandline with all the options that may be useful for you to minimize the PS output filesize without compromizing the print quality Maybe I am better with just “false 0 startjob pop” command in between the postscript file as an interim solution.

Environment Variables It is also possible to influence the path using standard, or your own environment variables, using the custom Postscript operator getenv. This is only valid when using littleCMS for color management. In particular, if say the second PDF has a link to its second page, it will end up being a link to the second page of the merged document, which is not right Switches or file names in the file may be separated by any amount of white space space, tab, line break ; there is no limit on the size of the file.


The actual printed page may include printing marks that fall outside the bleed box.

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If UFST needs it and the command line argument is not specified, Ghostscript prints a warning and searches symbol set files in gsain32 current directory. For example, if the file is using overprinting, differences can be seen in the appearance of the output from the tiff24nc and tiff32nc devices which use an RGB and a CMYK process color models.

Annoation types listed in this array will be drawn, whilst those not listed will not be drawn. Useful only on very slow systems where color accuracy is less important. It is recommeded that this is used only for simple values — use -c above for complex values such as procedures, arrays or dictionaries. This is ignored if Path doesn’t specify a collection.

For other information, see the Ghostscript overview and, if necessary, how to install Ghostscript. Both bridges may run together. So, to ensure your changes have an effect, you should do one of the following: