I decided I wanted to set up a PDF printer for Windows, and I had several components (Ghostscript, RedMon, MakePDF), but I had to figure out how to make. Ghostscript is a free PostScript interpreter that can also create PDFs, much like Acrobat’s Distiller. Use RedMon to plug the power of Ghostscript into the. Hi, I have been reading about creating pdf files using ghostscript, redmon and a post-script printer. Does anyone how to put all three of these together? People.

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Make sure the “Enable bidirectional support” checkbox is unchecked. Hack 79 Tool Up with pdftk.

ghostscrript All that remains is to install and configure your PDF printer. The rest of this hack is divided by platform: The RedMon home page is http: Any program that prints can also create PDFs. Click OK to accept the new port settings. Does the redirected port setting match those given earlier?

Hacking Outside the PDF. Now we need to install RedMon.


If bhostscript find it, you will be able to copy our required files, listed later in this section, from your hard drive. Hack 27 Become a Publisher.

HOWTO: Create PDF in Windows using GhostScript and RedMon.

If the wizard remarks that a driver already is installed for this printer, select Keep Existing Driver and click Next. Select No to keep it from printing a test page and click Next.

Hack 93 Modify or Convert Batches of Documents. For this latter purpose, I like the printer driver download for the Phaser driver version 4. Whichever driver you use, these are the files you ultimately must collect. Enjoy a convenient path to PDF, free of charge.

So we would need latest version of GhostScript compiled for Windows. You should collect them all from a single source to ensure they’re compatible:. At the moment you can download latest version from ftp: Now, let’s test it.

I understand that by submitting this form my personal information is subject to the TechGenix Privacy Policy. Continue with Section 4. There are 2 versions of GhostScript for Windows.

Prompt for Filename Run: To complete the port configuration, you must create the file C: Notify me of follow-up comments by email. We’ll call on these pieces as we need them.


HOWTO: Create PDF in Windows using GhostScript and RedMon.

RedMon port properties Field Value Redirect this port to the program: Hack 4 Speed Up Acrobat Startup. One option is to use the Adobe PostScript driver installer, as described in the earlier note. Plus you can share your PDF Printer on the network as well!

The other option is to download ghlstscript printer driver from some manufacturer, a driver that contains all the core files we need and employs a permissive license. After a pause, a dialog will open where you can enter the PDF’s filename. However, its license suggests that you can use it only in conjunction with other Adobe products, such as a PostScript printer. Set the port properties as shown in Tablechanging the paths to suit your setup.

Set Use Log File and enter a log filename, such as C: