A small application, provides a front-end to GhostScript, allowing PDF documents to be produced more easily under RISC OS.
Rebuilt for ARMv7 Compatibility. Taken out of beta and relicensed.
PrintPDF is a small application to provide a front-end to the *ps2pdf command in GhostScript, allowing PDF documents to be produced more easily under RISC OS. Normally, the process requires a document to be 'printed' to a postscript file, before that file is passed through GhostScript and converted into a PDF. This two stage process is complicated by the fact that the RISC OS printer drivers can only 'print' to a file in a single location, so care has to be taken not to overwrite an existing postscript file before it has been converted.
By setting up a dedicated postscript driver in Printers, which prints to a specific location, PrintPDF can watch out for new documents being printed and add them to a queue. These are processed in turn, with the resulting PDF files being saved using drag-and-drop from a dialogue box. To the user, printing from an application while this printer driver is selected will result in a "Create PDF" dialogue box opening; the PDF is saved directly, and no postscript files need be seen.
As the process behind the scenes still involves creating a postscript file and then converting that to a PDF, PrintPDF also provides a quick way to convert any of these files which already exist by dragging them to its icon.
PrintPDF requires GhostScript, which can be found at http://www.mw-software.com/software/ghostscript/ghostscript.htm.