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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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pdfinfo(1)						      General Commands Manual							pdfinfo(1)

pdfinfo - Portable Document Format (PDF) document information extractor (version 3.00) SYNOPSIS
pdfinfo [options] [PDF-file] DESCRIPTION
Pdfinfo prints the contents of the 'Info' dictionary (plus some other useful information) from a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The 'Info' dictionary contains the following values: title subject keywords author creator producer creation date modification date In addition, the following information is printed: tagged (yes/no) page count encrypted flag (yes/no) print and copy permissions (if encrypted) page size file size linearized (yes/no) PDF version metadata (only if requested) OPTIONS
-f number Specifies the first page to examine. If multiple pages are requested using the "-f" and "-l" options, the size of each requested page (and, optionally, the bounding boxes for each requested page) are printed. Otherwise, only page one is examined. -l number Specifies the last page to examine. -box Prints the page box bounding boxes: MediaBox, CropBox, BleedBox, TrimBox, and ArtBox. -meta Prints document-level metadata. (This is the "Metadata" stream from the PDF file's Catalog object.) -enc encoding-name Sets the encoding to use for text output. This defaults to "UTF-8". -listenc Lits the available encodings -opw password Specify the owner password for the PDF file. Providing this will bypass all security restrictions. -upw password Specify the user password for the PDF file. -v Print copyright and version information. -h Print usage information. (-help and --help are equivalent.) EXIT CODES
The Xpdf tools use the following exit codes: 0 No error. 1 Error opening a PDF file. 2 Error opening an output file. 3 Error related to PDF permissions. 99 Other error. AUTHOR
The pdfinfo software and documentation are copyright 1996-2004 Glyph & Cog, LLC. SEE ALSO
pdftops(1), pdftotext(1), pdffonts(1), pdftoppm(1), pdfimages(1), 22 January 2004 pdfinfo(1)
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