GSview v5.0

billon on 8 Nov 2018
  • 34MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 May 2012
  • Suggested by payneCheng

GSview is a graphical interface for Ghostscript, an interpreter for the PostScript page description language used by laser printers. For documents following the Adobe PostScript Document Structuring Conventions, GSview allows selected pages to be viewed, printed and converted.

  • Display, print and convert PostScript (PS, EPS) and PDF files
  • Extract selected pages to another file
  • Add or extract preview images
  • Graphically select and show bounding boxes
  • Supports English, Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish and Swedish languages
  • And more
Note: Only the 32-bit version has been successfully tested for portability.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download self-extracting archive and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Download Ghostscript (32-bit AGPL version) and extract to the same folder (overwrite files if asked)
  3. Delete the following files:

    - Any files starting with setp32
    - filelist.txt
    - setup.exe
    - gsview\uninstgs.exe

  4. Launch GSviewPortable.exe
What's new?
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Use HTML help on Windows because Microsoft removed WinHelp.
  • Fix problems with saving registration number on Windows 7.
  • Fixes for Windows 7 x64 to correctly find language files and 64-bit Ghostscript.

3 comments on GSview  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Ascend4nt 2012-01-24 22:37

Setup is a bit more tricky then running a self-extracting executable, and dumping Ghostscript in the same folder. Here's what I had to do:
1. Download the GSView self-extracting exe and the associated Ghostscript exe
2. Open the GSView self-extracting exe with 7-zip or other archive software and extract everything except the files indicated in 'How to Extract'. (RUNNING the exe will install a non-portable version!!)
3. Create a 'gs9.04' subfolder in the folder that GSviewPortable is in. (it seems the name is usually 'gs' followed by the version #).
4. Open the Ghostscript exe with an archive utility, go to $_OUTDIR, and extract all the files from that folder into the subfolder just created (in this case, gs9.04)
5. Now you can run GSviewPortable

*Note: I can verify what Fergus says - Registration screen pops up on run. Not a huge deal for me

V5.0

Fergus 2010-09-29 19:46

OK managed to get a register code; use it once and hey presto away you go. BUT the code is written o a local gsview.ini which also incorporates named drive letters. Move your USB stick to another host machine where it will very likely be named differently and gsview.ini is suddenly broken -- you have to supply the reg code again. Very VERY annoying; not true portable freeware, at all ...

Fergus 2010-09-29 13:45

I've done this, but I still get the "Register Now" nag. Pressing clears the nag, but it's awfully irritating. Is there a way of disabling it?

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