Conversion between Postscript and PDF

How do I convert files between Postscript (*.ps) and PDF (*.pdf) formats?

PDF to PS conversion and converting A4 page size to U.S. Letter:

  1. acroread -toPostScript file.pdf (command line convert pdf to ps)
  2. acroread -toPostScript -size letter file.pdf (command line convert pdf to ps and FORCE the output paper size to letter)
  3. psresize -pletter (forces output to letter sized)

PS to PDF:

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  1. /usr/local/bin/convert myfile.pdf
    /usr/local/bin/convert -help for more options and info
  2. /usr/local/bin/distill
    /usr/local/bin/distill -help for more options and info