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Does anyone know how to read a .ps file?

  1. May 12, 2009 #1
    My computer can't read these files and I was wondering if you know a safe site I can download a program to read them? thanks..

    (sorry I posted this in the sub-form, thought it would get more responses here)
     
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  3. May 13, 2009 #2

    nrqed

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    I use Ghostscript. You can google it and download it for free

    EDIT: www.ghostscript.com
     
  4. May 13, 2009 #3
    If I remember correctly Google knows how to convert postscript to html, so if you can find a .ps file which is indexed by google (or maybe if you just type its url into the google search box) you may be able to read a converted version of the .ps file on google.com. However formatting will be all messed up...

    The built in "Preview" program on mac os x can open postscript files but it is very slow at it.
     
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  6. May 13, 2009 #5

    f95toli

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    You must have posted the wrong thread; Notepad++ is a text editor; NOT what the OP asked about.

    I agree with nrqed, download Ghostscript and Ghostview (you'll need both).
    Adobe Acrobat can also read postscript files, although it does it by first converting them to PDF files.
     
  7. May 13, 2009 #6

    minger

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    You can also use something like ps2pdf to convert, but like some others said, many use ghostscript to view.
     
  8. May 13, 2009 #7

    robphy

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  9. May 13, 2009 #8

    mgb_phys

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    Well he did ask if anything could read .ps not render it ;-)

    Notepad++ will do syntax highlighting of a ps file
     
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