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GhostScript 8.7 Convert PDF to TIF

Posted on 2010-01-12
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Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I have a script that uses GS to convert PDFs to Tifs, this script is working without any problems most of the time. The PDF files are uploaded to my server by the site users so I have not control over the content or the way they are created. The Files that are not being converted have a Security Certificate on them. When I open these files with Adobe reader I get a Document Status window that I must click ok on. I am looking for a way to get GS to open and convert these files without an error.

The command that I am using is
gswin32.exe -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=tiffgray -dPDFFitPage -r200 -q -sOutputFile=outfile-%00d.tif  infile.pdf

The Error that I am getting from GS looks like this.

   **** This file uses an unknown security handler.
   **** The file was produced by:
   **** >>>> ùÕ×ptÀ,h&þ$a°ÚAÕóà<<
Error: /undefined in pdf_process_Encrypt
Operand Stack:

Execution stack:
 %interp_exit  .runexec2  --nostringval--  --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push   --nostringval-- --nostringval--   --nostringval-- false    1 %stop_push    1862 1 3   %oparray_pop 1861   1   3  %oparray_pop 1845   1  3  %oparray_pop  --nostringval--   --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- false 1 $stopped_push  --nostringval--
Dictionary stack:
    --dic:1157/1684(ro)(G)--   --dic:1/20(G)--   --dict:75/200(L)--  --dict:106/127(ro)(G)--  --dict:285/300(ro)(G)--   -- dict:18/25(L)--
Current allocation mode is local
GPL Ghostscript 8.70: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
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Question by:merlin5us
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Accepted Solution

Karl Heinz Kremer earned 2000 total points
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I don't think there is anything you can do in Ghostscript to open these files.
Can you attach either one of these files, or at least the dialog that Reader pops up?

I would add a disclaimer to your web site that says that the uploaded PDF files need to be free of any document security settings or certificates.

Author Comment

ID: 26416398
can not attach one of the documents, however the error that I listed is exactly what the GS popup box has in it.


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