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Reading Pdf files Out of the box, ComicRack™ has very limited support for PDF files. Basically it tries to get all the images in it and displays them. Of course, this works for most book PDFs but not for eBooks which also contain a lot of text. However, you can convert ComicRack™ to a full blown, fully compliant PDF reader and have the advantage of all the built in library functions (cover, page thumbnails and previews, database etc.) You simply have to download the official ghostscript release and install it on your system. Make sure to install the correct version. If you run ComicRack™ as 32 bit, you must install the 32 bit version of ghostscript (the 32-bit or 64-bit info can be found in the lower right-hand corner of the ComicRack™ splash screen). After this, ComicRack™ will automatically use it and display PDFs as good as Adobe Reader.

Ghostscript is a suite of software based on an interpreter for Adobe Systems’ PostScript and Portable Document Format (PDF) page description languages.

Just follow these 2 simple steps to install ghostscript on your system: 1

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Double-click the downloaded Ghostscript setup file. The WinZip self-extractor will open up. Click on Setup to begin the extraction.

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Once the extraction is complete, the ghostscript setup dialog will open. Here, if you wish, you can change the installation directory. To begin the installation, click Install. The Ghostscript setup log will open and a scrolling list of files being copied to the system will be seen. Once installation is complete, the setup dialog boxes will close. Please note that you do not need to open or run the ghostscript program just installed. Simply running ComicRack™ on a system having ghostscript will open & read pdf files perfectly.

Before Ghostscript

After Ghostscript

Opening the ComicRack™ manual pdf file in ComicRack™ on a system that does not have ghostscript. See how ComicRack™ displays only the images on a page.

Opening the ComicRack™ manual pdf file in ComicRack™ on the same system after installing ghostscript. Now, ComicRack™ displays the manual just like Adobe Reader.

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ComicRack Manual (5th ed)  

600Wpmpo. The ComicRack manual : for ComicRack 0.9.142 and beyond / by 600Wpmpo. -- 5th ed. p. cm. Includes index. 1. Computer software 2....

ComicRack Manual (5th ed)  

600Wpmpo. The ComicRack manual : for ComicRack 0.9.142 and beyond / by 600Wpmpo. -- 5th ed. p. cm. Includes index. 1. Computer software 2....

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