pdftops

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 02 Aug 1999
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NAME

pdftops - Portable Document Format (PDF) to PostScript converter (version 0.90)  

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. 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.
-paperw size
Set the paper width, in points.
-paperh size
Set the paper height, in points.
-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. The default behavior is to generate Level 2 PostScript. In particular, Level 2 supports color images and image compression.
-noemb
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 output.
-form
Generate a PostScript form which can be imported by software that understands forms. Only one page is converted (since forms cannot contain multiple pages) and the -l option is ignored. The -level1 option cannot be used with -form.
-q
Don't print any messages or errors.
-h
Print usage information. (-help is equivalent.)
 

BUGS

No support for TrueType and Type 3 fonts.  

AUTHOR

The pdftops software and documentation are copyright 1996-1999 Derek B. Noonburg (derekn@foolabs.com).  

SEE ALSO

xpdf(1), pdftotext(1), pdfinfo(1), pdftopbm(1), pdfimages(1)
http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/


 

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DESCRIPTION
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BUGS
AUTHOR
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