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Antiword is a free MS Word reader for Linux and RISC OS. Antiword converts the binary files from Word 2, 6, 7, 97, 2000, 2002 and 2003 to plain text and to Postscript, PDF and XML/DocBook (experimental). There are ports to FreeBSD, BeOS, OS/2, Mac OS X, Amiga, VMS, NetWare, Plan9, EPOC, Zaurus PDA, MorphOS, Tru64/OSF, Minix, Solaris and DOS.


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It converts a variety of file formats including text to Postscript format. It processes plain text files, but also pretty prints quite a few popular languages. It is highly configurable.

The GnuWin32 project provides a Windows version at


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GNU Enscript is a free replacement for Adobe's enscript program. GNU Enscript converts ASCII files to PostScript, HTML or RTF and stores generated output to a file or sends it directly to the printer. It includes features for pretty-printing (language-sensitive code highlighting) in several programming languages. Enscript can be easily extended to handle different output media and it has many options that can be used to customize printouts.

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The GnuWin32 project has a version for Windows at


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Ghostscript can be used as a raster image processor for raster computer printers or as the raster image processor engine behind PostScript and PDF viewers. Its tools can be used to take Postscript output from a program such as a word processor and print it to a wide number of printer devices. Ghostscript can also be used as a file format converter and can convert between formats such as PostScript and PDF.

Ghostscript has been ported to many operating systems, including Unix, Linux, Mac OS, OpenVMS, Microsoft Windows, MS-DOS, FreeDOS, OS/2, Atari TOS and AmigaOS.


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Cross-platform tool for creating PDF and Postscript files from documents (found locally or on the web) in HTML or XHTML format. Has very thorough support for CSS. Will render pages as they appear in a webkit based browser (such as Safari or Chrome). Has extra features to automate creation of tables of contents and creation of page headers and footers. Can be used stand-alone on a computer or as part of a web server to help automate PDF and Postscript creation via a web interface.


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Create starcharts. Given right ascension and declination or the name of a constellation, the software will draw a starchart with stars, planets, nebulae, galaxies, clusters and other objects listed. One can also view the right ascension, declination and distance of the planets and sun.

These programs works via the command line. There is a GTK+ 1 front end called GStar available.

Works on Windows with some patches.

Note: This software is distributed with a GNU GPL 2.0 license. However, the source code stipulates for non-profit use only.


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Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven interactive data and function plotting utility that supports lots of output formats, including drivers for many printers, (La)TeX, (x)fig, Postscript and so on. It was originally created to allow scientists and students to visualize mathematical functions and data interactively, but has grown to support many non-interactive uses such as web scripting. It is also used as a plotting engine by third-party applications like Octave. Gnuplot supports many types of plots in either 2D and 3D. It can draw using lines, points, boxes, contours, vector fields, surfaces and various associated text. It also supports various specialized plot types.

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