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Topic Title: "GPL GhostSript library is not installed..." even after gs9.02 installed (#D5484)
Topic Summary: Beta: Get text using OCR command not finding newly installed gs9.02 GhostScript
Created On: 06/14/2014 01:40 AM
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 06/14/2014 01:40 AM
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Apprentice (20-49)

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AM, Windows8 64-bit, latest Beta version, downloaded GS 9.02, installed successfully, but still not found during runtime:
Errors with "GPL GhostSript library is not installed on your system" message (note the misspelling ;-)
Upon being prompted, in Task Builder, installed GS 9.02 to C:\Program Files (x86)\gs\gs9.02\bin where gswin32.exe, etc files reside.  But is it a problem that these appear to be 32 bit and I'm running 64 bit Beta?
Oddly enough, the GET command does NOT run the commands prescribed to run upon error (like it did on AM9), but I guess that's another story.
This very same command worked "fine" on AM9...  well, about 1/3 of the time and I had to reboot constantly, else it would fail by returning nothing.  I had to write code to detect when it had failed 10 times consecutively, at which point the script would automatically reboot the computer to save me the emotional distress. ;-)
But, how does one get AM to start the task back up again after reboot?  Shouldn't have to do these kinds of workaround so I tried Beta, which doesn't work at all on the OCR thing.
Please help this very frustrated newbie. 

Task Steps: (Right click, Select All, Copy to copy to the clipboard. Steps can then be pasted into the AutoMate Task Builder)

Edited: 06/16/2014 at 09:08 AM by AutoMate Discussion Moderator
 06/14/2014 10:06 AM
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Although AM10 prompts to load GhostScript 32 bit even when installed on Windows 64 bit, installing the 32 bit version does nothing.

Instead, install this 64 bit version of GhostScript:

At least I'm getting something now.  Someone ought to fix the error message that prompts you to install GhostScript to reference the 64 bit version so as to save others from this 12 hours of frustration.


 06/16/2014 09:08 AM
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Leonard Amabile

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Hi Jeff,

This has been documented for correction. Good catch!


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