ps2pdf without breaking into many pages

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Wed May 29 10:03:43 EST 2002

On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 09:48:03AM +1000, John Griffiths wrote:
> >LZW wont work with xpdf, and many of the open source viewers. Ghostscript
> >will compress the PDF contents for you if you ask nicely -- using Flate.
> >
> >Mikal
> Apologies Mikal, last time i tried was a few years ago, using debian/woody
> GNU Ghostscript 6.53 I actually got a smaller file than acro distiller
> produced for quite a complex document, AND it looked decent.

Interesting. We use distiller here and it produces better results than
running the postscript file through gzip -9. Trying ps2pdf wouldn't be
feasable as we use the pdfmark stuff to control aspects of the PDF (mostly
to reduce filesize) which I doubt ps2pdf supports.

Does anyone know if ps2pdf does subsetting of fonts or rescaling images?

Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at>
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