Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208745
pdf2ps incorrect formatting
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
Description of problem:
When converting pdf documents to ps the document content is altered
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a pdf file from LaTeX source (either using dvipdf or pdflatex).
2. run pdf2ps on the file to produce a ps from the pdf.
3. open the ps file using evince, noticing the document formatting is incorrect.
Document formatting is not identical
Document formatting should be identical
I have uploaded an example of this conversion process. The files are as follows:
ORIGINAL PDF FILE
CONVERTED (INCORRECTLY) PS FILE
Created attachment 143785 [details]
Created attachment 143786 [details]
Confirmed with: ghostscript-8.15.3-1.fc6
FWIW, /usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops seems to handle this well.
It's not just pdf2ps, it's also ps2pdf and ps2ps: I took a ps file of an A4
document (which viewed fine in gpdf and xpdf), converted it to pdf using ps2pdf,
and it lopped the top of the document off (the company logo in my case).
This is with ghostscript-8.15.3-3.fc6. Previous version (from last week) worked
James: which version were you using last week?
No response; closing.