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EXTRACTBB(1)							     DVIPDFMx							      EXTRACTBB(1)

extractbb, ebb - extract bounding box information from graphics files SYNOPSIS
extractbb [-v|-q] [-O] [-m|-x] file... DESCRIPTION
For each JPEG, PNG, or PDF file given on the command line, extractbb extracts the bounding box information and writes it into a file with extension .xbb, together with some header information. These files can then be used by dvipdfmx or other programs. For PDF files, the num- ber of pages and the PDF version number are reported as well. The input filename extension may be in upper or lower case. If called as ebb, the output is written in the ``bb'' format (and with extension .bb) as used by dvipdfm. Xbb may be defined as a synomym for extractbb on your system. OPTIONS
-v Be verbose. -q Be quiet. -O Write output to standard output. -m Write output in dvipdfm's ``bb'' format. -x Write output in dvipdfmx's ``xbb'' format (default), which is the same as that used by pdfTeX. OUTPUT FORMATS
Here are more details about the bb and xbb formats: The original ebb (from dvipdfm) ignored density information in bitmap images, and generated bounding boxes with 100px = 72bp = 1in. Unfor- tunately, screenshots (especially) tend to look bad with this approach. So, extractbb (from dvipdfmx) uses density information if present. Otherwise, it generates bounding box with 100px = 100bp. This is what pdfTeX does. BUGS
There is currently no way to specify which bounding box is taken for PDF files. It will always be the first one from the following list: ArtBox, TrimBox, BleedBox, MediaBox. (Often only MediaBox is defined.) Moreover, the reported bounding box always refers to the first page in a PDF file. AUTHOR
extractbb was written by the DVIPDFMx project team <>, based on the program ebb by Mark A. Wicks. This manual page was also written by the DVIPDFMx project team, based on a manual page Frank Kuster <> wrote for the Debian GNU/Linux system. It may be used, modified, and/or redistributed by others without contacting the authors. 20120420 20 April 2012 EXTRACTBB(1)

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DVIPDFM(1)							     DVIPDFMx								DVIPDFM(1)

dvipdfm - produce PDF files directly from DVI files SYNOPSIS
dvipdfm [options] file[.dvi] DESCRIPTION
In TeX Live, dvipdfm is another incarnation of dvipdfmx rather than a separate program. Compatibility is attempted as best as possible. (The change was made due to duplicated security and configuration issues arising repeatedly.) Please report problems with this dvipdfm to the dvipdfmx maintainers at dvipdfmx (at) The program dvipdfm generates a PDF file from a DVI file. DVI files are the output format produced by TeX. Output from groff can be con- verted to DVI format using grodvi. The program dvipdfm recognizes several commonly used special commands, which are extensions to the DVI format. Specifically, it under- stands color specials, papersize specials, tpic specials (which allow it to be used with pic), hypertex specials, and some PostScript spe- cials. These extensions allow documents to contain color, figures, and hyperlinks. The program tries to mimic the behavior of dvips so that many macro packages produced for use with dvips will work with dvipdfm. Dvipdfm understands its own specific special commands to allow access to PDF features such as annotations and bookmarks. For issues related to bounding boxes (and hence image sizes), please see extractbb(1). OPTIONS
-c Ignore color specials. The -c toggles a flag that disables color special processing. Unless changed in the configuration file, that flag is off, and color specials are interpreted normally. The -c option may be used to produce a black and white document from a document containing color TeX special commands. -d Remove thumbnail images after including them. (See the -t option for more information.) -e Toggle partial font embedding flag. If partial font embedding is off, embedded fonts are fully embedded. The default, if not changed in the configuration file, is to embed only those glyphs actually used in the document. -f map_file Set the name of the font map file to map_file. The format of the font map file is documented in the Dvipdfm User's Manual. -l Select landscape mode. In other words, exchange the x and y dimensions of the paper. -m mag Magnify the input document by mag. -o name Generate PDF output file having the name name. By default, the name of the output file is file.pdf. -p paper Select the papersize by name (e.g., letter, legal, ledger, tabloid, a3, a4, or a5 ) -r size Set resolution of bitmapped fonts to size dots per inch. Bitmapped fonts are generated by the Kpathsea library, which uses Metafont. Bitmapped fonts are included as type 3 fonts in the PDF output file. -s page_specifications Select the pages of the DVI file to be converted. The page_specifications consists of a comma separated list of page_ranges: page_specifications := page_specification[,page_specifications] where page_specification := single_page|page_range page_range := [first_page]-[last_page] An empty first_page is implied to be the first page of the DVI file. An empty last_page is treated as the last page of the DVI file. Examples: -s 1,3,5 includes pages 1, 3, and 5; -s - includes all pages; -s -,- includes two copies of all pages in the DVI file; and -s 1-10 includes the first ten pages of the DVI file. -t Search for thumbnail images of each page in the directory named by the TMPDIR environment variable. The thumbnail images must be named in a specific format. They must have the same base name as the DVI file and they must have the page number as the extension to the file name. Dvipdfm does not generate the thumbnails itself, but it is distributed with a wrapper program named dvipdft that does so. -v Increase verbosity. Results of the -v option are cumulative (e.g., -vv ) increases the verbosity by two increments. -x x_offset Set the left margin to x_offset. The default left margin is 1.0in. The dimension may be specified in any units understood by TeX (e.g., bpt, pt, in, cm ) -y y_offset Set the top margin to y_offset. The default top margin is 1.0in. The dimension may be specified in any units understood by TeX (e.g., bpt, pt, in, cm ) -z compression_level Set the compression level to compression_level. Compressions levels range from 0 (no compression) to 9 (maximum compression) and cor- respond to the values understood by zlib. IMAGE BOUNDING BOXES
When including images with dvipdfm, their bounding boxes should be generated by running ebb, or extractbb -m. The result will be in an .bb file. When including images with dvipdfmx, their bounding boxes should be generated by running extractbb. The result will be in an .xbb file; the xbb information is the same as for the PDF format. ENVIRONMENT
Dvipdfm uses the kpathsea library for locating the files that it opens. Hence, the environment variables documented in the Kpathsea library documentation influence dvipdfm. Dvipdfm also reads the following environment variables: TMP The directory to search for thumbnail images of each page. FILES
The precise location of the following files is determined by the Kpathsea library configuration. The location may be determined by using kpsewhich, e.g., kpsewhich -progname=dvipdfm -format='other text files' config config Startup options The default font map file (this name may be changed in the config file). *.tfm TeX font metrics *.vf TeX virtual font files *.pfb PostScript Type 1 font files texmf.cnf The Kpathsea library configuration file. The location of this file may be found by typing kpsewhich texmf.cnf SEE ALSO
dvipdft(1), tex(1), dvips(1), groff(1), grodvi(1), pic(1), extractbb(1), and the Kpathsea library info documentation. AUTHOR
Mark A. Wicks. But for the version in TeX Live, all bugs and other reports should go to the dvipdfmx maintainers at dvipdfmx (at) 20120420 28 April 2011 DVIPDFM(1)
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