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       pbmpage - create a one page test pattern for printing


       pbmpage [-a4] test_pattern


       pbmpage  generates  a  one  page  test  pattern  to  print on a sheet of paper, for use in
       calibrating a printer.  The test pattern in is PBM format.

       pbmpage produces an image intended for 600 dots per inch printer resolution.

       If you are printing on an HP PPA printer, you can convert the output of this program to  a
       stream that you can feed to the printer with pbmtoppa.

       Bear  in  mind that when you print the test pattern, you are testing not only the printer,
       but any converter or driver software along the printing path.  Any one of these components
       may adjust margins, crop the image, erase edges, and such.

       If,  due  to addition of margins, the printer refuses to print the image because it is too
       big, use pnmcut to cut the right and bottom edges off the test pattern until it  is  small
       enough to print.

       test_pattern is the number of the test pattern to generate, as follows.  The default is 1.

       1      A grid ruled in numbers of pixels.  The outermost rules are exactly at the edges of
              the paper.

       2      A vertical line segment, one pixel wide, extending 1/2" up from the exact center of
              the page.

       3      Two  diagonal line segments, one starting at the upper left corner of the page, the
              other starting from the lower left corner of the page.  Both extend 1/2" toward the
              center of the page at 45 degrees.


       -a4    Generate  an image for A4 (European) paper.  Without this option, pbmpage generates
              an image for US standard paper (8 1/2" wide x 11" high).


       pbmtoppa(1), pnmcut(1), pbm(5)


       Tim Norman.  Copyright (C) 1998.  Licensed under GNU Public License

       Manual page by Bryan Henderson, May 2000.

                                           01 May 2000                                 pbmpage(1)