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pdftops(1)			     General Commands Manual			       pdftops(1)

NAME
       pdftops - Portable Document Format (PDF) to PostScript converter (version 2.01)

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.

CONFIGURATION FILE
       Pdftops reads a configuration file at startup.  It first tries to find the user's  private
       config  file,  ~/.xpdfrc.   If that doesn't exist, it looks for a system-wide config file,
       typically /etc/xpdfrc (but this location can be changed when pdftops is built).	 See  the
       xpdfrc(5) man page for details.

OPTIONS
       Many  of  the  following  options  can be set with configuration file commands.	These are
       listed in square brackets with the description of the corresponding command line option.

       -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.  [config file: psLevel]

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

       -level2
	      Generate Level 2 PostScript.  Level 2 supports color images and image  compression.
	      This is the default setting.  [config file: psLevel]

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

       -level3
	      Generate	Level  3  PostScript.	This  enables  all Level 2 features plus CID font
	      embedding.  [config file: psLevel]

       -level3Sep
	      Generate Level 3 separable PostScript.  The separation handling is the same as  for
	      -level2Sep.  [config file: psLevel]

       -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 (-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.

       -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.)  [config  file:
	      psOPI]

       -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.  [config file: psEmbedType1Fonts]

       -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.  [config
	      file: psEmbedTrueTypeFonts]

       -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.   [config  file:  psEmbedCID-
	      PostScriptFonts]

       -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.  [config file: psEmbedCIDTrue-
	      TypeFonts]

       -paper size
	      Set the paper size to one of "letter", "legal", "A4", or "A3".  [config file: psPa-
	      perSize]

       -paperw size
	      Set the paper width, in points.  [config file: psPaperSize]

       -paperh size
	      Set the paper height, in points.	[config file: psPaperSize]

       -duplex
	      Set  the Duplex pagedevice entry in the PostScript file.	This tells duplex-capable
	      printers to enable duplexing.  [config file: psDuplex]

       -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.  [config file: errQuiet]

       -cfg config-file
	      Read config-file in place of ~/.xpdfrc or the system-wide config 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 pdftops software and documentation are copyright 1996-2002 Glyph & Cog, LLC.

SEE ALSO
       xpdf(1), pdftotext(1), pdfinfo(1), pdffonts(1), pdftopbm(1), pdfimages(1), xpdfrc(5)
       http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/

					 05 December 2002			       pdftops(1)


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