% Bob wrote: > Is there any freeware reader or converter for these .ps > (Postscript?) files that all these scientific and academics > post their papers in? [[As I explained the acadamics (60%) who put all their work into PostScript form with bitmapped fonts have basically trashed their work. Unless they kept TeX source files or DVI files. All of Hobby's publications suffer. You virtually have no choice on Mac but to go via a PS printer to paper. And how long will that last?]] Attached to GhostScript is a converter PS2PDF that is implemented in CMacTeX. Also Academics get an $80 price for Acrobat Distiller suite. But you can also use MacGS, which is freeware (passim), but its good only for a very few pages preferably one. For acadamic stuff, easy street is DVI format with Textures Reader (free). You have to install the CMPS type1 PS fonts before-hand; use the %-version that do not show up in font menus. Bob> Going to look (again), URL would be welcomed... Tedd> Where's the web site? hobby@... http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/who/hobby/pubs.html Consult CTAN ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk for software-- use "quote site index <keyword>" for enquiries. Ooff. Getting set up is very much like dressing for American football. Cheers Larry PS. CMacTeX ($40?) includes a truly vectorial PDF version of the MetaPost documentation.