MacGhostView
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Postscript and PDF viewer.   Shareware ($15.00)
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MacGhostView is an application for previewing Postscript and encapsulated Postscript files and converting them to other formats. It implements the command line tools gv (ghostview) and gs (ghostscript). Multiple files can be previewed at the same time, each one displayed in its own gv window. Unlike Apple's Preview program, MacGhostView does not convert Postscript files to PDF format and then display the PDF file.
What's New
Version 5.0.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • X11 application installed







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fizik reviewed on 18 May 2007
The included macps2pdf is extremely useful: converts ps->eps, fixes eps, does other conversions (handy for TeX, etc). The author gave me an unlock code, after I paid my shareware fee, in 2003 and it still works, two full versions later! PS Viewing is immediate, unlike Preview and Xwin, and zooms in on parts of the figure with a click of the mouse. For my work, the package has been indispensable.
[Version 4.4]


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Gshenaut commented on 29 Jan 2005
I don't see the advantage of this over the "gv" ports in Darwinports and Fink, which work great and are free.
[Version 3.2]

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Anonymous commented on 06 Apr 2005
To some, like me, it may be an advantage that MGV is OSX native :)
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JimW commented on 04 Feb 2004
If you don't need the Postscript stuff, you might want to take a look at PDFpen before buying this. It is done by the same people who did PageSender, that brilliant piece of Fax software that finally brought a supported working Fax product to Mac OS X - until Panther came out and stole some of its thunder. For a few dollars more ($30), it not only does what this, Preview and Acrobat does, but allows you to insert text into PDF files, such as to fill out forms. That IS something none of the rest do.
[Version 2.9.5]

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Anonymous commented on 30 Nov 2004
Acrobat does allow you to fill out forms, just not save them
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Jan_rybar replied on 18 Feb 2008
PDFpen is extremly expensive + you must pay upgrade and can't see any new feature in a new version. :(
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jan 2004
It is quite similar to the ghostview program found on Unix BUT IT IS NOT FREE. Anyway why use this paying and slow application when Apple Preview works faster and Acrobat Reader is free? POINTLESS
[Version 2.9.4]

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Wormwood replied on 04 Feb 2004
MacGhostView also views PostScript documents, not just PDFs. Especially under shops still using OS 9 workflows, it allows end users to more easily get an accurate preview without bothering with Distiller. Even under OS X, Quartz only renders PDFs; being able to hand edit or read a PostScript can be handy in some business sectors.
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Anonymous commented on 15 Dec 2004
Acrobat isn't free and adobe reader can't view postscript
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Steven-Penton commented on 17 Sep 2003
I would buy this product, if it could open multiple .ps files at once (like MacGSview)
[Version 2.8.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Sep 2003
Wouhou! This version solves the nasty bug that transforms quotation marks into two commas when you use Times New Roman font in your postscript file.
[Version 2.8.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Sep 2002
Slow, antique non-standard interface but it does the job.
[Version 2.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Dec 2001
i don't know!
[Version 2.4.3]


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Charles3 commented on 28 Sep 2001
I don't understand the anonymous attacks either, and I also don't understand why you wouldn't want it for OS-X. This code works great.
[Version 2.3.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Sep 2001
A waste of a download.
[Version 2.3]


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Downloads:28,149
Version Downloads:1,910
Type:Business : Applications
License:Shareware
Date:22 Aug 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $15.00
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MacGhostView is an application for previewing Postscript and encapsulated Postscript files and converting them to other formats. It implements the command line tools gv (ghostview) and gs (ghostscript). Multiple files can be previewed at the same time, each one displayed in its own gv window. Unlike Apple's Preview program, MacGhostView does not convert Postscript files to PDF format and then display the PDF file.


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