Any reasonable PostScript, including any output of
dvips, may be
converted to PDF, using (for example) a sufficiently recent
Frank Siegert’s (shareware)
PStill, or Adobe’s (commercial)
But, although the job may (almost always) be done, the results are often not acceptable: the most frequent problem is bad presentation of the character glyphs that make up the document. The following answers offer solutions to this (and other) problems of bad presentation. Issues covered are:
Ghostscripttoo old, which can also result in fuzzy text.
-Ppdf, the weird characters.
It should be noted that
Reader 6 (released in mid-2003, and later versions) does
not exhibit the “fuzziness” that so many of the answers below
address. This is of course good news: however, it will inevitably be
a long time before every user in the world has this (or later)
versions, so the remedies below are going to remain for some time to
FAQ ID: Q-dvips-pdf