.PS - File Extension for PostScript Files

Q

What is PS? PS, short name for PostScript, is used as the file extension for PostScript files. .PS files are text files that can be opened by Notepad or any text editors. See the sample .PS file included below.

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File Extension: .PS

MIME Type: application/postscript

File Content: PostScript

.PS files are PostScript files, which are text files with PostScript commands defining text and graphics elements for publishing documents. Here is a sample .PS PostScript file containing some simple text line:

%!PS
/Courier             % name the desired font
20 selectfont        % choose the size in points and establish 
                     % the font as the current one
72 500 moveto        % position the current point at 
                     % coordinates 72, 500 (the origin is at the 
                     % lower-left corner of the page)
(Hello world!) show  % stroke the text in parentheses
showpage             % print all on the page

.PS PostScript file sample: Click sample.ps to download.

Since .PS text files are in text format, you can use Notepad or any text editor to create or modify them. No special software is needed.

For for information on how to use .PS PostScript files, see links below:

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