Version 2.10 released
GhostWord is an interface for the GhostScript package, which enables you to create PDF documents from Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents. GhostWord installs itself in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and you convert the documents by simply clicking an icon.
GhostWord is freeware. You may freely copy and use it without any charge.
Changes from version 2.00 to 2.10
Changes from version 1.20 to 2.00
Changes from version 1.10 to 1.20
1) You need the following software to make GhostWord work:
2) You can download a postscript printer driver from the following location:
3) You can download AFPL Ghostscript from the following location: http://www.ghostscript.com/
4a) You can download Ghostview from the following location:http://www.ghostscript.com/
4b)You can download Acrobat Reader from the following location: http://www.adobe.com
And finally download GhostWord version 2.10 here
Please read the Installation section below before installing GhostWord!!
First remove any previous version of GhostWord (if you’ve got version 1.20 or later then first start GhostWord, go to the Options page and press the Uninstall button. Thereafter you can uninstall GhostWord through the Control Panel).
Before installing, you should close Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Then check if you have a postscript printer-driver installed:
Choose Start|Settings|Printers and double-click on Add Printer. Choose local printer connected to the File port (i.e. the printer is not actually connected to your PC – it will just print to a file). When Windows ask which printer to install, choose Have disk and select the directory where you unpacked the printer files.
Then install Ghostscript by running gsXXXw32.exe (XXX is the version number). This is done the usual way.
If you want to install GhostView (not necessary if Adobe Acrobat Viewer is installed) you can run gsvXXw32.exe (XX is the version number).
install GhostWord by
When the installation is finished a dialog appears asking if you want
to run the
installed program. Choose to run the program and press Finish.
It’s important to run the program right after installing as this will
the installation and create the following icon in Word, Excel and
If you want to uninstall GhostWord then first start GhostWord, go to the Options page and press the Uninstall button. Thereafter you can uninstall GhostWord through the Control Panel.
Several users have reported problems with version 2.10 and Windows 95, 98 and 98SE.
If you have problems with 95, 98 or 98SE then please try to use version 2.00.
You can find it in Old versions
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Last modified 15 Mar 2005 by Pritish Jacob