In this tutorial you’ll do four things, if you’ve already done some of them, please skip ahead!
- Install Ghostscript
- Add the Ghostscript bin-/ and lib-folder to your windows PATH
- Open a Commandprompt at the location of your files
- Convert the Postscript file to a PDF
1. Install Ghostscript
- Navigate to Ghostscript.com/download
- Select the proper version.
– I’m using Windows 10, 64 bit so I chose “Ghostscript 9.18 for Windows (64 bit)”.
- After downloading the installer, double-click on it and follow the instructions.
2. Add the Ghostscript bin-/ and lib-folder to your windows PATH
- Go to your Control Panel/Settings (Indstillinger in danish)
- Search for “Variables” and pick either,
- Choose “Environment Variables” (.. or Miljøvariabler in danish)
- Depending on whether you want the capabilities for all users on your system or only your user, you should locate the proper PATH variable.
– I’m the only user on my system so I just located to my private PATH variable and clicked Edit (Rediger)
- Click on “New” (Ny) and add the path to the bin-folder of Ghostscript. The bin-folder is located in the directory you installed Ghostscript in. I installed it in the default directory.
- Add the lib-folder like you did above with the bin-folder. If you installed it in the default directory it’ll look something like this when you’re done,
3. Open a Commandprompt at the location of your files
4. Convert the Postscript file to a PDF
Congratulations! You’ve successfully converted a Postscript file to a PDF!