Ted wrote > Acrobat Distiller will turn a .ps into a .pdf, > although I can't imagine why anyone would post a > .ps file since it would tend to be huge, and it's > 'distilled' .pdf tends to be tiny, and includes all > of the info in the .ps. One young academic called Rokicki was stirred to *absolute belief* by 1985 PostScript. He invented a PS dialect that was compact as well (once gz compressed). To this day, for printing academic TeX typescripts, it is the most compact self-contained format, typically 1/3 of PDF. It used a (malaise!)*bitmapped* type3 font format compression that linked well with Knuth's MetaFont. Politically correct academics in the period of ancient history reaching from 1985 to 1995 used Rokicki's **free** converter dvips almost exclusively. That was all very fine. But it rankled a bit that Adobe's money earner was *vectorial fonts* not bitmapped fonts. So naturally AcroReader gave piss awfull service to bitmapped fonts and plush luxury service to Adobe's vectorial fonts. Kicker: Rokicki's PS format is not routinely convertible to anything vectorial. Exeunt academics. Larry (ever skeptical) "Is this message d'eja vu? It's composed of 100% recycled electrons"