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Re: Ghostvie won't read recent .pdf files

Thanks Martijn, and others for your replies.

I don't think the files are encrypted. Everybody I talk to says
ghostscript has trouble with newer .pdf. When I had encrypted .pdf
files a couple of years ago, ghostscript complained that I needed a
decrypting package, and when I got it, ghostview read the encrypted
(older) .pdf files just fine.

I will, however follow you advice and get hte gs-pdfencryp package
off my Potato cd and see if that fixes my problem.

Again, thanks.

David Teague, dbt@cs.wcu.edu
Debian GNU/Linux Because software support is free, timely,
                 useful, technically accurate, and friendly.
                 (I hope this is all of the above.)

On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Martijn Meijers wrote:

> Hi
> Are you sure those files aren't encrypted? 
> Otherwise install an extra 'viewer' for ghostview, called: gs-pdfencryp 
> This package provides the modifications necessary to view encrypted PDF
> files with the gs and gs-aladdin packages.
> Good luck...
> On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Daniel Reuter wrote:
> > AFAIK, ghostview really has difficulties with pdf-files.
> > Two possible solutions:
> > 
> > 1.) If you don't want to use Acrobat Reader for some reason, you could try
> > out gv. It should display most pdf-files (and PostScript) without
> > difficulties (There is also a gnome-version of it, but there have been
> > reports of problems with it a while ago on this list).
> > 2.) convert the pdf to PostScript before viewing. gs should be able to do
> > it, there's a script for it, just look for the man page for pdf2ps.
> Regards,
> Martijn Meijers
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