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Name PostScript
Version 3.0
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/postscript
Apple Uniform Type Identifier:  com.adobe.postscript
PUID:  x-fmt/408
Classification Page Description
Disclosure Full
Description This is an outline record only, and requires further details, research or authentication to provide information that will enable users to further understand the format and to assess digital preservation risks associated with it if appropriate. If you are able to help by supplying any additional information concerning this entry, please return to the main PRONOM page and select ‘Add an Entry’.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (1.0 / 1.1)
Has lower priority than Encapsulated PostScript File Format (1.2)
Has lower priority than Encapsulated PostScript File Format (3)
Has lower priority than Encapsulated PostScript File Format (2.0)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (88)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (3.0 / 3.2)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (4.0)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (5.0 / 5.5)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (6.0)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (7.0)
Has lower priority than Adobe Illustrator (8.0)
Has lower priority than Encapsulated PostScript File Format (2.1)
Has priority over EndNote Import File  
Is previous version of PostScript (3.1)
Is subsequent version of PostScript (2.1)
Technical Environment  
Released 25 Sep 1992
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Supported by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 11 Feb 2006
Source description  
Last updated 11 Feb 2006
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