Ask a question »

How to open .ps file (Postscript)

November 2015

In desktop and electronic publishing, PostScript or PS is used. PS is a programming language and is known as a page description language. This language has a file extension of .ps.Opening a .ps file is quite easy. To open a .ps file, use PDF creator which can convert the file into PDF format. Alternatively, there are interpreters like Ghotscript Viewer. This is a free software that enables PostScript files to be opened.

How to open a .ps file

PostScript (PS) is a page programming language used for desktop publishing. Below are instructions for opening a .ps file.

Using PDF Creator

  • Download and install PDF Creator
  • During the installation of the freeware, check the box Associate .PS to PDF Converter
  • Double click on the .ps file to convert it to PDF
  • Open the PDF using Acrobat Reader

Using Ghostview

Download and install Ghostview
For unlimited offline reading, you can download this article for free in PDF format:

See also

In the same category

PS-Datei (Postscript) lesen
By jedtheboss on February 9, 2010
Comment lire un fichier .ps (Postscript) ?
By sebsauvage on December 9, 2005
Como ler um arquivo .ps (Postscript) ?
By pintuda on November 11, 2009
Original article published by sebsauvage. Translated by deri58. - Latest update by Jeff
This document entitled « How to open .ps file (Postscript) » from CCM ( is made available under the Creative Commons license. You can copy, modify copies of this page, under the conditions stipulated by the license, as this note appears clearly.