Help Viewing PostScript and PDF Files
What are PDF and PS Files?
- PS (PostScript)
- Postscript is a device independent programming language
with powerful graphics capabilities. It was created by Adobe
Systems Incorporated in 1985 and has been extended since then.
On most operating systems a postscript file will end in an
extension ".ps" or an extension ".eps" for an encapsulated postscript
- PDF (Portable Document Format).
- PDF files are sometimes called Acrobat files after Adobe's Acrobat
reader. It is closely
related to PostScript, but has built-in support for hyperlinks.
On most operating systems PDF files end in a ".pdf" extension.
Applications for Viewing PostScript and PDF files
- Adobe's Acrobat reader - for PDF and PS files. You can download Acrobat Reader from the Adobe web site by following this link. For Windows or Macintosh.
- GSview - a program for reading postscript files that has more power than Acrobat. For Windows only.
- For Macintosh users who have OS X or higher, the included Preview application can read both PDF and postscript files.