Ghostscript Enterprise is a commercial version of GhostPDL which can also read and process a range of common office documents, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Open Office Word
If you are interested in using Ghostscript Enterprise, please contact our sales team to discuss a commercial license. Each Artifex commercial license is crafted based on your individual use case.
Once you have acquired a commercial license agreement you will be supplied with a built binary (
gse) for your system to run Ghostscript Enterprise.
Use Ghostscript Enterprise in the regular way in which you would use Ghostscript itself.
Just declare your device, your output & input files and then any other optional parameters as required.
Ensure to run your commands against your
gsebinary as opposed to any other installation of Ghostscript.
Ghostscript Enterprise specific interpreter flags are as follows:
The locale to set for the document.
The password to set to open the file.
Create a PDF file from a Word file
A simple use case to create a new PDF document from a Word document.
./gse -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -o output.pdf input.docx
Convert a Word document into a series of image files
This snippet outputs files in PNG image format, one per page at a 300 DPI resolution.
./gse -sDEVICE=png16m -o output%d.png -r300 input.docx
A simple use-case of extracting text from a PowerPoint file.
./gse -sDEVICE=txtwrite -o output.txt input.pptx
Handle a password protected document
Here we send through a password to ensure we can open a password-protected file.
./gse -sDEVICE=txtwrite -o output.txt -sSOPASSWORD=clyde30 password-is-clyde30.docx
Handle a document with a specific locale
In this snippet, the document locale should be set to Korean, so text extraction knows to use Korean versions of characters that are shared with other languages.
./gse -sDEVICE=txtwrite -o output.txt -sSOLOCALE=ko-kr input.xls
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