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About GZip'd Postsrcipt
Ghostscript and GSview(version 2.2+) can handle GZip'd postscript files automatically.
Suppose you have a file "mydoc.ps.gz", then there are two ways to open it without doing unzip first:
- Open "mydoc.ps.gz" directly in GSview;
- Change the filename from "mydoc.ps.gz" to "mydoc.ps", and you can open "mydoc.ps" by double-clicking it through filetype association in Windows.
Here we take the second approach, i.e., removing the suffix ".gz", why?
- The .gz suffix is also used by VRML viewers, so IExplorer may load VRML instead of WinZip. You may need to remove VRML viewers such as "WorldView for Internet Explorer" through your Windows control panel.
- When saving a ".ps.gz" file to your local machine, IExplorer would automatically
decompress the GZip'd file to a big one while keeping the suffix ".ps.gz", which confuses users often.
Which format to download, PDF or Gzip'd PS?
If you have a PostScript viewer such as GSview, and the original file format is PostScript, sometimes it is suggested to download
a Gzip'd PS version. Or if you find that the PDF version is awkward to display, you may try the PS format then.
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