Converting PS and PDF files with pstoedit


Article from Issue 63/2006

pstoedit lets you convert Postscript and PDF files to vector-based image formats.

Postscript and PDF are excellent formats for viewing and printing documents, but if you ever try to edit a PDF or Postscript file, you’ll soon discover that your options are limited. Experts may argue that Postscript code is editable as it is, but if you ever try to edit a Postscript file directly, you’ll find that the process is anything but convenient. pstoedit is a command-line tool that offers a simple solution to the problem of editing Postscript and PDF.

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