Release date: 
Wednesday, 19 June, 2013



Graphical interface for Ghostscript. Available in several languages. Port by different authors.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and run OS2SETUP.exe. An object will be created on your Desktop: launch it to configure GSView.

See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install libc libcx libgcc1 libssp libstdc++6 libstdc++ libsupc++6 libsupc++ libgcc-fwd ghostscript

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

GSView v. 5.0 (19/6/2013, Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd, Russell Lang, Andy Willis) Readme/What's new
This is a quick build of gsview2 5.0. I needed a copy of gsview2 but the link for gsview2 4.9 off of the gsview webpage was dead so I pulled the source and built it. This has had limited testing, just enough to see a few PDF and PS files opened. Most of the testing has been with Paul Smedley's 9.04 version of Ghostscript. This version was built with KLIBC rather thank EMX so requires libc065.dll. I built it with -static-libgcc so it should not require gcc447.dll but was built with GCC 4.4.7. It was built with -Zhigh-mem to use high memory so it may not run on older kernels without high-mem support.
GSView v. 4.9 (2/9/2010) Readme/What's new
GSview 4.9 - PostScript previewer. Needs Ghostscript 7.04 or later. GSview is a graphical interface for Ghostscript under OS/2 and MS-Windows Win32 and X11/Unix. Free, registrations appreciated. The latest version can be obtained on CD-R. See Readme.htm for details. Russell Lang, Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd
GSView v. 2.7 (23/12/1998) Readme/What's new
GSview 2.7 - PostScript previewer. Needs Ghostscript 5.50. GSview is a graphical interface for Ghostscript under OS/2 and MS-Windows Win32. Free, donations appreciated. The latest version can be obtained on CD-R. See README.TXT for details. Russell Lang, Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd  local copy
GSView v. 2.7 (source code, 23/12/1998) Readme/What's new
=============================================================== README.TXT 1998-12-23 =============================================================== GSview 2.7 - PostScript previewer. Needs Ghostscript 5.50. ======== Overview ======== GSview is a graphical interface for Ghostscript under MS-Windows or OS/2. Ghostscript is 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 or printed. GSview requires Ghostscript 4.03 - 5.99. Features include: - View pages in arbitrary order (Next, Previous, Goto). - Selectable display resolution, depth, alpha. - Page size is automatically selected from DSC comments or can be selected using the menu. - Orientation can be automatically selected from DSC comments or can be selected using the menu (Portrait, Landscape). - Single button zoom. - Print selected pages using Ghostscript. A page offset can be applied. - Extract selected pages to another file. - Copy display bitmap to clipboard. - Save clipboard bitmap as BMP file. - Add bitmap or user preview to EPS file (Interchange, TIFF or Windows Metafile) - Graphically select and show bounding box for EPS file. - Extract bitmap preview or postscript from DOS EPS file. - Extract text or search for text. - Display PDF files. - Can read gzip compressed PostScript and PDF files. - On-line help. - OS/2, Win16 and Win32 executables. - Can be run directly off a CD-ROM. - German and French translations. - Per user initialisation files for Windows. - Installation program for GSview and Ghostscript in English, French and German. - Free (GSview Free Public Licence). - Works with Aladdin Ghostscript 4.03 - 5.99 (GSview checks the Ghostscript version number). Changes in version 2.7: - PDF files honour the orientation menu. - When printing to PostScript printer, can add ^D and prolog/epilog. - Updated to pstotext 1.8. - Win32 interface to pstoedit DLL (this DLL is NOT included in GSview, see - Redisplay changed document when GSview activated. - To open a file in an existing GSview window use "gsview32 /e filename". - Puts wrapper around EPS files and rescales if needed so they can be printed. - Cursor position can be displayed with finer resolution. - Lengths can be measured in custom coordinates (Edit | Measure) (Windows only). - Full screen display mode (View | Full Screen) (Windows only). - A handful of bug fixes. - See gvcnews.txt in the GSview sources for more detailed change notes. GSview was written by Russell Lang at Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd. ============ Installation ============ If you have the self extracting archive gsv27550.exe, run it. This contains GSview 2.7 and Aladdin Ghostscript 5.50 for Win32. Otherwise, create four 1.44M floppies containing the following files, or put them all in the same directory on your hard disk. Disk 1: For Win32, unzip README.TXT (this file) LICENCE FILE_ID.DIZ README32.TXT setup.exe Installation program setp32de.dll German language resources setp32fr.dll French language resources wizunz32.dll Info-ZIP unzip utility For Win16, unzip README.TXT (this file) LICENCE FILE_ID.DIZ README16.TXT setup16.exe Installation program setp16de.dll German language resources setp16fr.dll French language resources wizunz16.dll Info-ZIP unzip utility For OS/2, unzip README.TXT (this file) LICENCE FILE_ID.DIZ README2.TXT os2setup.exe Installation program setup2de.dll German language resources setup2fr.dll French language resources unzip2.dll Info-ZIP unzip utility Disk 2: Aladdin Ghostscript library files Disk 3: MS-Windows Win32 Aladdin Ghostscript OR OS/2 Aladdin Ghostscript (for Windows 3.1/Win16 use plus (The last 16-bit version of Aladdin Ghostscript was 4.03) Disk 4: Aladdin Ghostscript fonts. Disk 1 is the contents of or or (all of which are contained in Disks 2-4 are obtained from If using the floppy install method, 10 Mbytes of hard disk space is required. The installation will overwrite any version of GSview or Aladdin Ghostscript in the destination directories. If you wish to save your Fontmap file, back it up to another directory. Make sure that the zip files are transferred in binary mode and are all present. The Ghostscript fonts are used by Ghostscript alone. Your system Fonts folder will not be modified. To install from OS/2, run 'os2setup.exe' from disk 1. If you do not already have EMX isntalled on your system, you will also need a Disk 4: EMX Run Time library (OS/2 only). from or For Windows NT or Windows 95, run 'setup.exe' from disk 1. If you get a "Can't open DDE connection to Program Manager" message, your system is corrupted. Reboot Windows then try again. For MS-Windows 3.1, it is recommended that you use the Win32 version. You must have Win32s installed before installing GSview. See or GSview and Ghostscript will not work with some versions of Win32s. If it doesn't work with your version, try updating to a later version of Win32s. Some computers will work with Win32s v1.15, others will not. To install from MS-Windows, run 'setup.exe' from disk 1. If you wish to use the slower 16-bit version, install using 'setup16.exe' from If you don't like automatic installation programs, it is possible to install GSview and Ghostscript manually. See the Setup topic below for more details. If you wish to use install GSview without any prompts, give a destination directory on the command line. For example: setup c:\gstools This will not prompt for a destination directory and will overwrite files without asking. Configuration of GSview will occur the first time it is run. =============== Other Languages =============== English: Brief instructions for non-English language readers. Obtain the files listed in the section above titled "Installation". Run setup.exe (MS-Windows) or os2setup.exe (OS/2). If running a non-English version of MS-Windows, you will be prompted to select "English", "Deutsch" or "Français". After installing, run GSview. You may change the language later with "Options | Language" or "Optionen | Sprache" or "Options | Langue" Deutsch: ISO 8859-1 (Latin-1) Kurze Beschreibung für deutsche Leser. Besorgen Sie sich bitte die Dateien, die in dem obigen Abschnitt "Installation" aufgeführt sind. Starten Sie setup.exe (MS-Windows) oder os2setup.exe (OS/2). Wenn Sie eine Version von Windows haben, die nicht Englisch ist, so werden Sie dazu aufgefordert zwischen "English", "Deutsch" und "Französisch" zu wählen. Nach der Installation starten Sie einfach GSview. Später können Sie die Sprache ändern durch "Options | Language" oder "Optionen | Sprache" oder "Options | Langue" Français : ISO 8859-1 (Latin-1) Quelques explications pour les lecteurs francophones : Procurez-vous les fichiers indiqués dans le paragraphe "Installation" ci-dessus. Lancez setup.exe (MS-Windows) ou os2setup.exe (OS/2). Cliquez plusieurs fois de suite sur le bouton "Next>" puis sur le bouton "Finish>" et enfin sur le bouton "Exit". Lancez GSview. Si votre version de Windows n'est pas une version anglaise, un choix concernant la langue de GSview vous sera proposé. Vous pourrez alors choisir entre le français, l'anglais et l'allemand. Si ce choix ne vous est pas proposé, configurez GSview (cliquez sur les boutons "Next>", "Finish>" et "Exit") puis sélectionnez la langue en utilisant la commande 'Options' | 'Language'. =========== Compilation =========== To compile GSview for OS/2 you need IBM NMAKE.EXE and EMX/GCC 0.9c. To create the GSview online help you need the IBM toolkit. Copy gvpm.mak to Makefile and edit COMPBASE and EMXPATH as required. Type 'nmake' To compile GSview for Windows you need Borland C++ 4.5 or MS Visual C++ 5.0. Copy gvwin.mak (or gvwinvc.mak) to Makefile then edit COMPBASE as required. Type 'make'. ===== Setup ===== These are the manual setup instructions. It is recommended that you use the installation program as described in the Installation section above. Create the directories gsview and gsN.NN (where N.NN is the Ghostscript version number). Copy gvpm.exe, gvpgs.exe, gvpmde.dll, gvpmfr.dll, gvpmen.hlp, gvpmde.hlp and gvpmfr.hlp (OS/2) and/or gsview32.exe, gvwgs32.exe, gsv16spl.exe, gsvw32de.dll, gsvw32fr.dll, gsviewen.hlp, gsviewde.hlp and gsviewen.hlp (MS-Windows) and printer.ini to the GSview directory. Unzip Ghostscript into the gsN.NN directory and the Ghostscript fonts into gsN.NN\fonts. Start GSview and follow the configuration wizard instructions. GSview (gvpm.exe) will run under OS/2 2.1 and OS/2 Warp. It may run under OS/2 2.0. PM GSview has been compiled with EMX/GCC 0.9c and requires the emx 0.9c DLL's. These are available from If GSview refuses to run at all, make sure you do not have an old version of the emx DLL on your system. GSview (gsview32.exe) will run under Windows NT, 95, 98 and Windows 3.1/Win32s. It will not run under Windows 3.0. See the on-line help for more details. The 'Common Problems' topic is worth reading if GSview won't work. ==== Bugs ==== Send bug reports to Russell Lang at Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd <>. When reporting bugs, please include the version number and date of GSview (from the Help | About box), the version number of Ghostscript, and the exact wording of any error messages. Do not send me large files (>100k bytes) unless requested. If you get a SYS3175 or GPF, please send the address of the GPF - I can use this to help locate the bug. Please distinguish between bugs in GSview and bugs in Ghostscript. Don't expect a fast response - the work I'm paid to do has a higher priority. ======= Updates ======= The latest version of GSview should be available from*.zip or by mail (see next section) on a CD-ROM. A World Wide Web home page for Ghostscript, Ghostview and GSview is at ================================== Copyright, Licensing and Donations ================================== GSview is copyright by Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd. GSview is distributed with the GSview Free Public Licence. This licence is contained in the file LICENCE. The GSview Free Public Licence does not require any payment to the author; however the author would welcome any donations to cover costs and time involved in developing and maintaining GSview. These may be sent to Russell Lang Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd 218 Gallaghers Rd GLEN WAVERLEY VIC 3150 AUSTRALIA Please accompany donations with the following information: Your name. Your postal address. Your email address (if you have one). Version number of GSview. Where you obtained or heard about GSview. Version number of Ghostscript. Donation amount and currency. Do you want the next update to be mailed to you on CD-ROM (see below)? To obtain the latest version of GSview and Aladdin Ghostscript on CD-ROM, send a cheque for USD$50 drawn on a USA bank or equivalent drawn on your local bank to the address above. The CD-ROM (actually a CD-R) will contain ready to run and ready to install copies of GSview and Aladdin Ghostscript for Windows and OS/2. The CD-ROM and a printed copy of the Ghostscript User Manual by Thomas Merz will be dispatched by air-mail. For surface delivery within Australia, send a cheque for AUD$60 drawn on an Australian bank. This offer is valid until 31 December 1999. If this date has passed, send mail to to find out if the offer is still valid. For more details see the page Credit card orders by fax are accepted. The ps.c module is copyright by Tim Theisen and is covered by the licence in the file PUBLIC. GSview uses Ghostscript to display the contents of the PostScript files. Ghostscript is a separate program from GSview; it is written and owned by Aladdin Enterprises, not by Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd. Aladdin Ghostscript comes with a licence that is more restrictive than the GNU Licence; in particular, it restricts the distribution of Aladdin Ghostscript in commercial contexts. Please see the file PUBLIC that accompanies Aladdin Ghostscript for more details. GSview uses pstotext in an external DLL. pstotext was written by Andrew Birrell and Paul McJones. It is Copyright (C) 1995-1996, Digital Equipment Corporation. See the licence in pstotext.txt or for more details. If you do not agree to the pstotext licence, delete, pstotxt2.dll and pstotxt3.dll. GSview uses zlib 1.0.4 in an external DLL. zlib is Copyright (C) 1995-1996 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler. See The installation programs use an unzip decompression library (DLL) by the Info-ZIP group. The original sources are freely available from on the Internet. ================ Acknowledgements ================ Tim Theisen, who wrote Ghostview for X11 which provided the inspiration for GSview. Also for permission to use his ps.c module from Ghostview. L. Peter Deutsch, for writing Ghostscript and for making changes to Ghostscript to support GSview. Paul McJones and Andrew Birrell of DEC, for making pstotext available and making changes to it for use with GSview. Thomas Pfeiffer and Mrs. Stefanie Kolweyh for translating GSview into German/Deutsch. Cyrille Chevallet for translating GSview into French/Français. ==============================================================  local copy
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