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pdftops(1)									       pdftops(1)

NAME
       pdftops - Portable Document Format (PDF) to PostScript converter (version 3.03)

SYNOPSIS
       pdftops [options] <PDF-file> [<PS-file>]

DESCRIPTION
       Pdftops	converts  Portable  Document  Format  (PDF)  files  to	PostScript so they can be
       printed.

       Pdftops reads the PDF file, PDF-file, and writes a PostScript file, PS-file.   If  PS-file
       is not specified, pdftops converts file.pdf to file.ps (or file.eps with the -eps option).
       If PS-file is '-', the PostScript is sent to stdout.

OPTIONS
       -f number
	      Specifies the first page to print.

       -l number
	      Specifies the last page to print.

       -level1
	      Generate Level 1 PostScript.  The resulting PostScript files will be  significantly
	      larger  (if  they  contain  images), but will print on Level 1 printers.	This also
	      converts all images to black and white.  No more than one of the	PostScript  level
	      options  (-level1,  -level1sep,  -level2,  -level2sep,  -level3, -level3sep) may be
	      given.

       -level1sep
	      Generate Level 1 separable PostScript.  All colors are converted to  CMYK.   Images
	      are written with separate stream data for the four components.

       -level2
	      Generate	Level 2 PostScript.  Level 2 supports color images and image compression.
	      This is the default setting.

       -level2sep
	      Generate Level 2 separable PostScript.  All colors  are  converted  to  CMYK.   The
	      PostScript separation convention operators are used to handle custom (spot) colors.

       -level3
	      Generate	Level  3  PostScript.	This  enables  all Level 2 features plus CID font
	      embedding.

       -level3sep
	      Generate Level 3 separable PostScript.  The separation handling is the same as  for
	      -level2sep.

       -origpagesizes
	      Generate	a  PostScript  file with variable page sizes and orientations, taking for
	      each page the size of the original page in the PDF file.	The PostScript file  con-
	      tains  "<</PageSize  [WIDTH  HEIGHT]>> setpagedevice" lines in each page header, so
	      that the paper input tray gets correctly changed on the printer. This option should
	      be  used when pdftops is used as a print filter. Any specification of the page size
	      via -paper, -paperw, or -paperh will get overridden as long as each page of the PDF
	      file  has  a  defined paper size.  No more than one of the mode options (-origpage-
	      sizes, -eps, -form) may be given.

       -eps   Generate an Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file.  An  EPS	file  contains	a  single
	      image, so if you use this option with a multi-page PDF file, you must use -f and -l
	      to specify a single page.  No more than one of the  mode	options  (-origpagesizes,
	      -eps, -form) may be given.

       -form  Generate	a  PostScript  form  which  can  be imported by software that understands
	      forms.  A form contains a single page, so if you use this option with a  multi-page
	      PDF file, you must use -f and -l to specify a single page.  The -level1 option can-
	      not be used with -form.  No more than one  of  the  mode	options  (-origpagesizes,
	      -eps, -form) may be given.

       -opi   Generate	OPI  comments for all images and forms which have OPI information.  (This
	      option is only available if pdftops was compiled with OPI support.)

       -binary
	      Write binary data in Level 1 PostScript.	By default,  pdftops  writes  hex-encoded
	      data  in Level 1 PostScript.  Binary data is non-standard in Level 1 PostScript but
	      reduces the file size and can be useful when Level 1 PostScript  is  required  only
	      for its restricted use of PostScript operators.

       -r number
	      Set  the	resolution  in DPI when pdftops rasterizes images with transparencies or,
	      for Level 1 PostScript, when  pdftops  rasterizes  images  with  color  masks.   By
	      default, pdftops rasterizes images to 300 DPI.

       -noembt1
	      By default, any Type 1 fonts which are embedded in the PDF file are copied into the
	      PostScript file.	This option causes pdftops  to	substitute  base  fonts  instead.
	      Embedded fonts make PostScript files larger, but may be necessary for readable out-
	      put.

       -noembtt
	      By default, any TrueType fonts which are embedded in the PDF file are  copied  into
	      the  PostScript file.  This option causes pdftops to substitute base fonts instead.
	      Embedded fonts make PostScript files larger, but may be necessary for readable out-
	      put.  Also, some PostScript interpreters do not have TrueType rasterizers.

       -noembcidps
	      By  default, any CID PostScript fonts which are embedded in the PDF file are copied
	      into the PostScript file.  This option disables that embedding.  No attempt is made
	      to substitute for non-embedded CID PostScript fonts.

       -noembcidtt
	      By  default,  any  CID TrueType fonts which are embedded in the PDF file are copied
	      into the PostScript file.  This option disables that embedding.  No attempt is made
	      to substitute for non-embedded CID TrueType fonts.

       -passfonts
	      By  default, references to non-embedded 8-bit fonts in the PDF file are substituted
	      with the closest "Helvetica", "Times-Roman", or "Courier" font.  This option passes
	      references to non-embedded fonts through to the PostScript file.

       -preload
	      preload images and forms

       -paper size
	      Set  the	paper  size to one of "letter", "legal", "A4", or "A3".  This can also be
	      set to "match", which will set the paper size to match the size  specified  in  the
	      PDF  file.  -origpagesizes  overrides this setting if the PDF file has defined page
	      sizes.

       -paperw size
	      Set the paper width, in points. -origpagesizes overrides this setting  if  the  PDF
	      file has defined page sizes.

       -paperh size
	      Set  the	paper height, in points. -origpagesizes overrides this setting if the PDF
	      file has defined page sizes.

       -nocrop
	      By default, output is cropped to the CropBox  specified  in  the	PDF  file.   This
	      option disables cropping.

       -expand
	      Expand PDF pages smaller than the paper to fill the paper.  By default, these pages
	      are not scaled.

       -noshrink
	      Don't scale PDF pages which are larger than the paper.  By  default,  pages  larger
	      than the paper are shrunk to fit.

       -nocenter
	      By  default,  PDF  pages smaller than the paper (after any scaling) are centered on
	      the paper.  This option causes them to be aligned to the lower-left corner  of  the
	      paper instead.

       -duplex
	      Set  the Duplex pagedevice entry in the PostScript file.	This tells duplex-capable
	      printers to enable duplexing.

       -opw password
	      Specify the owner password for the PDF file.  Providing this will bypass all  secu-
	      rity restrictions.

       -upw password
	      Specify the user password for the PDF file.

       -q     Don't print any messages or errors.

       -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 pdftops software and documentation are copyright 1996-2011 Glyph & Cog, LLC.

SEE ALSO
       pdfdetach(1),   pdffonts(1),   pdfimages(1),   pdfinfo(1),   pdftocairo(1),  pdftohtml(1),
       pdftoppm(1), pdftotext(1)

					  15 August 2011			       pdftops(1)
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