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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for xpdf (redhat section 1)

xpdf(1) 										  xpdf(1)

NAME
       xpdf - Portable Document Format (PDF) file viewer for X (version 2.01)

SYNOPSIS
       xpdf [options] [PDF-file [page | +dest]]

DESCRIPTION
       Xpdf is a viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.  (These are also sometimes also
       called 'Acrobat' files, from the name of Adobe's PDF software.)	Xpdf  runs  under  the	X
       Window System on UNIX, VMS, and OS/2.

       To run xpdf, simply type:

	      xpdf file.pdf

       where file.pdf is your PDF file.  The file name can be followed by a number specifying the
       page which should be displayed first, e.g.:

	      xpdf file.pdf 18

       You can also give a named destination, prefixed with '+' in place of the page number.

       You can also start xpdf without opening any files:

	      xpdf

CONFIGURATION FILE
       Xpdf 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  xpdf  is  built).	 See  the
       xpdfrc(5) man page for details.

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

       -g geometry
	      Set  the	initial  window  geometry.   (-geometry  is  equivalent.)   [X	resource:
	      xpdf.geometry]

       -title title
	      Set the window title.  By default, the title will be "xpdf: foo.pdf".  [X resource:
	      xpdf.title]

       -cmap  Install  a  private  colormap.  This is ignored on TrueColor visuals.  [X resource:
	      xpdf.installCmap]

       -rgb number
	      Set the size of largest RGB cube xpdf will try to allocate.  The default is 5  (for
	      a  5x5x5	cube);	set to a smaller number to conserve color table entries.  This is
	      ignored  with  private  colormaps  and  on   TrueColor   visuals.    [X	resource:
	      xpdf.rgbCubeSize]

       -rv    Set  reverse video mode.	This reverses the colors of everything except images.  It
	      may not always produce great results for PDF  files  which  do  weird  things  with
	      color.   This  also  causes  the	paper  color  to  default to black.  [X resource:
	      xpdf.reverseVideo]

       -papercolor color
	      Set the "paper color", i.e., the background of the page  display.   This	will  not
	      work  too well with PDF files that do things like filling in white behind the text.
	      [X resource: xpdf.paperColor]

       -z zoom
	      Set the initial zoom factor.  A number (-5 .. 5) specifies a zoom factor,  where	0
	      means  72 dpi.  You may also specify 'page', to fit the page to the window size, or
	      'width', to fit the page width to the window width.  [config file: initialZoom;  or
	      X resource: xpdf.initialZoom]

       -t1lib font-type
	      Set  the	type of font rendering for t1lib (the Type 1 rasterizer) to use.  Options
	      are 'none' (don't use t1lib at all), 'plain' (use non-anti-aliased fonts), 'low' or
	      'high'  (use  low-level or high-level anti-aliased fonts).  [config file: t1libCon-
	      trol]

       -freetype font-type
	      Set the type of font rendering for  FreeType  (the  TrueType  rasterizer)  to  use.
	      Options  are  'none'  (don't  use  FreeType  at all), 'plain' (use non-anti-aliased
	      fonts), 'low' or 'high' (use anti-aliased fonts; these two are identical).  [config
	      file: freetypeControl]

       -ps PS-file
	      Set  the	default  file  name  for PostScript output.  This can also be of the form
	      '|command' to pipe the PostScript through a command.  [config file: psFile]

       -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]

       -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.  [config file: psLevel]

       -enc encoding-name
	      Sets  the  encoding to use for text output.  The encoding-name must be defined with
	      the unicodeMap command (see xpdfrc(5)).  This defaults  to  "Latin1"  (which  is	a
	      built-in encoding).  [config file: textEncoding]

       -eol unix | dos | mac
	      Sets the end-of-line convention to use for text output.  [config file: textEOL]

       -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.

       -fullscreen
	      Open xpdf in a full-screen mode, useful for presentations.  You may  also  want  to
	      specify  '-bg  black' (or similar) with this.  (There is currently no way to switch
	      between window and full-screen modes on the fly.)

       -remote name
	      Start/contact xpdf remote server with specified name (see the  REMOTE  SERVER  MODE
	      section below).

       -reload
	      Reload xpdf remote server window (with -remote only).

       -raise Raise xpdf remote server window (with -remote only).

       -quit  Kill xpdf remote server (with -remote only).

       -cmd   Print commands as they're executed (useful for debugging).  [config file: printCom-
	      mands]

       -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.)

       Several other standard X options and resources will work as expected:

       -display display
	      [X resource: xpdf.display]

       -fg color
	      (-foreground is equivalent.)  [X resource: xpdf*Foreground]

       -bg color
	      (-background is equivalent.)  [X resource: xpdf*Background]

       -font font
	      (-fn is equivalent.)  [X resource: xpdf*fontList]

       The color and font options only affect the user interface elements, not	the  PDF  display
       (the 'paper').

       The following X resources do not have command line option equivalents:

       xpdf.viKeys
	      Enables the 'h', 'l', 'k' and 'j' keys for left, right, up, and down scrolling.

CONTROLS
   On-screen controls, at the bottom of the xpdf window
       left/right arrow buttons
	      Move to the previous/next page.

       double left/right arrow buttons
	      Move backward or forward by ten pages.

       dashed left/right arrow buttons
	      Move backward or forward along the history path.

       'Page' entry box
	      Move  to	a  specific  page number.  Click in the box to activate it, type the page
	      number, then hit return.

       zoom popup menu
	      Change the zoom factor (see the description of the -z option above).

       binoculars button
	      Find a text string.

       print button
	      Bring up a dialog for generating a PostScript file.  The dialog has options to  set
	      the pages to be printed and the PostScript file name.  The file name can be '-' for
	      stdout or '|command' to pipe the PostScript through a command, e.g., '|lpr'.

       '?' button
	      Bring up the 'about xpdf' window.

       link info
	      The space between the '?' and 'Quit' buttons is used to show the	URL  or  external
	      file name when the mouse is over a link.

       'Quit' button
	      Quit xpdf.

   Menu
       Pressing the right mouse button will post a popup menu with the following commands:

       Open...
	      Open a new PDF file via a file requester.

       Open in new window...
	      Create a new window and open a new PDF file via a file requester.

       Reload Reload the current PDF file.  Note that Xpdf will reload the file automatically (on
	      a page change or redraw) if it has changed since it was last loaded.

       Save as...
	      Save the current file via a file requester.

       Rotate counterclockwise
	      Rotate the page 90 degrees counterclockwise.

       Rotate clockwise
	      Rotate the page 90 degrees clockwise.  The two rotate commands are intended primar-
	      ily  for	PDF  files  where the rotation isn't correctly specified in the file, but
	      they're also useful if your X server doesn't support font rotation.

       Close  Close the current window.  If this is the only open window, the document is closed,
	      but the window is left open (i.e., this menu command won't quit xpdf).

       Quit   Quit xpdf.

   Text selection
       Dragging  the  mouse with the left button held down will highlight an arbitrary rectangle.
       Any text inside this rectangle will be copied to the X selection buffer.

   Links
       Clicking on a hyperlink will jump to the link's destination.  A link to another PDF  docu-
       ment  will  make  xpdf  load that document.  A 'launch' link to an executable program will
       display a dialog, and if you click 'ok', execute the program.  URL links call an  external
       command (see the WEB BROWSERS section below).

   Panning
       Dragging the mouse with the middle button held down pans the window.

   Key bindings
       o      Open a new PDF file via a file requester.

       r      Reload the current PDF file.  Note that Xpdf will reload the file automatically (on
	      a page change or redraw) if it has changed since it was last loaded.

       control-L
	      Redraw the current page.

       control-W
	      Close the current window.

       f or control-F
	      Find a text string.

       control-G
	      Find next occurrence.

       control-P
	      Print.

       n      Move to the next page.  Scrolls to the top of  the  page,  unless  scroll  lock  is
	      turned on.

       p      Move  to	the previous page.  Scrolls to the top of the page, unless scroll lock is
	      turned on.

       <Space> or <PageDown> or <Next>
	      Scroll down on the current page; if already at bottom, move to next page.

       <Backspace> or <Delete> or <PageUp> or <Previous>
	      Scroll up on the current page; if already at top, move to previous page.

       v      Move forward along the history path.

       b      Move backward along the history path.

       <Home> Scroll to top of current page.

       <End>  Scroll to bottom of current page.

       control-<Home>
	      Scroll to first page of document.

       control-<End>
	      Scroll to last page of document.

       arrows Scroll the current page.

       g      Activate the page number text field ("goto page").

       0      Set the zoom factor to zero (72 dpi).

       +      Zoom in (increment the zoom factor by 1).

       -      Zoom out (decrement the zoom factor by 1).

       z      Set the zoom factor to 'page' (fit page to window).

       w      Set the zoom factor to 'width' (fit page width to window).

       q      Quit xpdf.

WEB BROWSERS
       If you want to run  xpdf  automatically	from  netscape	or  mosaic  (and  probably  other
       browsers)  when	you click on a link to a PDF file, you need to edit (or create) the files
       .mime.types and .mailcap in your home directory.  In .mime.types add the line:

	      application/pdf pdf

       In .mailcap add the lines:

	      # Use xpdf to view PDF files.
	      application/pdf; xpdf -q %s

       Make sure that xpdf is on your executable search path.

       When you click on a URL link in a PDF file, xpdf will execute the command specified by the
       urlCommand config file option, replacing an occurrence of '%s' with the URL.  For example,
       to call netscape with the URL, add this line to your config file:

	      urlCommand "netscape -remote 'openURL(%s)'"

REMOTE SERVER MODE
       Xpdf can be started in remote server mode by specifying a server name (in addition to  the
       file name and page number).  For example:

	      xpdf -remote myServer file.pdf

       If  there is currently no xpdf running in server mode with the name 'myServer', a new xpdf
       window will be opened.  If another command:

	      xpdf -remote myServer another.pdf 9

       is issued, a new copy of xpdf will not be started.  Instead, the first xpdf  (the  server)
       will load another.pdf and display page nine.  If the file name is the same:

	      xpdf -remote myServer another.pdf 4

       the xpdf server will simply display the specified page.

       The  -raise option tells the server to raise its window; it can be specified with or with-
       out a file name and page number.

       The -quit option tells the server to close its window and exit.

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 xpdf software and documentation are copyright 1996-2002 Glyph & Cog, LLC.

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

					 05 December 2002				  xpdf(1)


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