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PDF_Maker - ProAction based utility for making PDFS from Postscript Version 1.4 This is a simple GUI based utility to create PDFs from postscript files particularly those created from wordprocessors such as Wordworth. It's an extended version of the application created in my ProAction tutorial http://www.broad.ology.org.uk/docs/amiga/proaction/00_Starting_ProAction.html This version extends the tutorial version by adding an additional option to set the quality of the created PDF. Version 1.3 shows how to add a version string and adds the option to create a PNG image version of the PDF as well. Version 1.4 adds the option to create 4 A6 Leaflets on an A4 page from an A4 original. Makes use of tempfile module and multline text syntax. Instalation Unpack archive copy script an icon to location of your choice and perhaps leave out on the desktop. If you have a later version of ghostscript than the AmigaOS4 standard 8.54 you may need to edit the paths to the statds file, see below. Requirements Ghostscript for the actual conversion. ProAction for the GUI. Python Usage Start from shell or double click on icon. The GUI contains the following gadgets. Mode: Choose ebetween printing plain pages or make A6 Leaflets Page Size: Chooser - the available page sizes defined in the ghostscript statds file GHOSTSCRIPT:Data/8.54/lib/gs_statd.ps and offers them for selection in this gadget. Quality: Chooser - the ghostscript pdfwrite device offers 5 standard preset qualities. screen - very low quality optimised for screen viewing (but probably 1990s type screens :-)) ebook - better quality still quite small file (suitable for viewing on modern display) printer - optimised for printing on a home printer prepress - highest quality optimised for send to professional printer service default - generalised settings for acceptable quality across range of uses. Input File: Postscript file to convert Output File: Final destination PDF Also Create PNG: make PNG copy of the PDF (useful for sharing posters etc with social media) Amtilais PNG: Whether to antialias the text in the PNG version.
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