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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for pstops (opensolaris section 1)

PSTOPS(1)										PSTOPS(1)

NAME
       pstops - shuffle pages in a PostScript file

SYNOPSIS
       pstops  [ -q ] [ -b ] [ -wwidth ] [ -hheight ] [ -ppaper ] [ -dlwidth ] pagespecs [ infile
       [ outfile ] ]

DESCRIPTION
       Pstops rearranges pages from a PostScript document, creating a new PostScript  file.   The
       input  PostScript  file	should follow the Adobe Document Structuring Conventions.  Pstops
       can be used to perform a large number of arbitrary re-arrangements of Documents, including
       arranging  for  printing 2-up, 4-up, booklets, reversing, selecting front or back sides of
       documents, scaling, etc.

       pagespecs follow the syntax:

	      pagespecs   = [modulo:]specs

	      specs	  = spec[+specs][,specs]

	      spec	  = [-]pageno[L][R][U][@scale][(xoff,yoff)]

       modulo is the number of pages in each block. The value of modulo should be greater than 0;
       the  default  value  is 1.  specs are the page specifications for the pages in each block.
       The value of the pageno in each spec should be between 0 (for the first page in the block)
       and  modulo-1  (for  the last page in each block) inclusive.  The optional dimensions xoff
       and yoff shift the page by the specified  amount.   xoff  and  yoff  are  in  PostScript's
       points,	but may be followed by the units cm or in to convert to centimetres or inches, or
       the flag w or h to specify as a multiple of the width or height.  The optional  parameters
       L,  R,  and  U  rotate the page left, right, or upside-down.  The optional scale parameter
       scales the page by the fraction specified.  If the optional minus sign is  specified,  the
       page is relative to the end of the document, instead of the start.

       If page specs are separated by + the pages will be merged into one page; if they are sepa-
       rated by  they will be on separate pages.  If there is only one page  specification,  with
       pageno zero, the pageno may be omitted.

       The  shift,  rotation,  and  scaling are performed in that order regardless of which order
       they appear on the command line.

       The -w option gives the width which is used by the  w  dimension  specifier,  and  the  -h
       option  gives  the height which is used by the h dimension specifier. These dimensions are
       also used (after scaling) to set the clipping path for each page.  The -p  option  can  be
       used  as  an alternative, to set the paper size to a3, a4, a5, b5, letter, legal, tabloid,
       statement, executive, folio, quarto or 10x14.  The default paper size is a4.

       The -b option prevents any bind operators in the PostScript prolog from binding. This  may
       be needed in cases where complex multi-page re-arrangements are being done.

       The -d option draws a line around the border of each page, of the specified width.  If the
       lwidth parameter is omitted, a default linewidth of 1 point is assumed. The  linewidth  is
       relative  to  the  original page dimensions, i.e. it is scaled up or down with the rest of
       the page.

       Pstops normally prints the page numbers of the pages re-arranged; the -q option suppresses
       this.

EXAMPLES
       This  section  contains	some sample re-arrangements. To put two pages on one sheet (of A4
       paper), the pagespec to use is:

				  2:0L@.7(21cm,0)+1L@.7(21cm,14.85cm)

       To select all of the odd pages in reverse order, use:

						  2:-0

       To re-arrange pages for printing 2-up booklets, use

				  4:-3L@.7(21cm,0)+0L@.7(21cm,14.85cm)

       for the front sides, and

				  4:1L@.7(21cm,0)+-2L@.7(21cm,14.85cm)

       for the reverse sides (or join them with a comma for duplex printing).

AUTHOR
       Copyright (C) Angus J. C. Duggan 1991-1995

SEE ALSO
       psbook(1),  psselect(1),  pstops(1),  epsffit(1),   psnup(1),   psresize(1),   psmerge(1),
       fixscribeps(1),	getafm(1),  fixdlsrps(1),  fixfmps(1),	fixmacps(1), fixpsditps(1), fixp-
       spps(1), fixtpps(1), fixwfwps(1), fixwpps(1), fixwwps(1), extractres(1), includeres(1)

TRADEMARKS
       PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

BUGS
       Pstops does not accept all DSC comments.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +--------------------+-----------------+
       |  ATTRIBUTE TYPE    | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
       +--------------------+-----------------+
       |Availability	    | SUNWpsutils     |
       +--------------------+-----------------+
       |Interface Stability | External	      |
       +--------------------+-----------------+
NOTES
       Source for ps utilities (psutils) is available on http://opensolaris.org.

				 PSUtils Release 1 Patchlevel 17			PSTOPS(1)


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