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NAME

       html2psrc - configuration file format for html2ps(1)

DESCRIPTION

       Configuration  files  are used for layout control, resource information
       etc. Normally, there should always exist a global  configuration  file.
       In  this  file one typically specify things like: what image conversion
       packages are available on the  system,  the  default  paper  size,  the
       default text fonts and sizes, etc.

       For  Unix and Windows systems, the installation script ’install’ can be
       used to automatically  build  a  global  configuration  file  with  all
       necessary definitions, and install all files. The files replaced by the
       installation are saved. If you for some reason are not  satisfied  with
       the new version: execute the script ’backout’ to reinstall your earlier
       version.

       On  other  systems,  you  will  have  to  manually  create   a   global
       configuration  file,  and insert the name of this file into the html2ps
       script (close to the beginning, the line starting with "$globrc="). The
       configuration  file  should  contain a package block, and perhaps paper
       and hyphenation blocks, described below.

       Each user can then have  a  personal  configuration  file  (by  default
       $HOME/.html2psrc)  that  complements/overrides  the definitions made in
       the global file. It is also possible to specify  alternative  files  on
       the command line, using the -f option.

FILE FORMAT

       A  configuration  file  can  include other configuration files. This is
       done with:

          @import "filename";

       The rest of the configuration file consists of zero or more blocks.   A
       block  is  given  by a block name, followed by the block definition, as
       in:

          BODY {
            font-size: 12pt;
            font-family: Helvetica;
            text-align: justify
          }

       The block definition, enclosed by curly braces: { }, consists  of  key-
       value  pairs  and/or other blocks. A key-value pair consists of the key
       name followed by a colon, followed by the value. Blocks  and  key-value
       pairs are separated by semicolons. The semicolon may be omitted after a
       block.

       Several blocks can share the same definition. The block names are  then
       separated be commas, as in:

          H2, H4, H6 { font-style: italic }

       A  comment  in a configuration file starts with the characters "/*" and
       ends with "*/":

          @html2ps {
            seq-number: 1;  /* Automatic numbering of headings */
          }

       Notations

       Here are some definitions of terms used below:

              Flag:  A  value  of  either  0  (absence,  inactive  etc)  or  1
                     (presence, active etc).
              Absolute size:
                     A real number optionally followed by one of the following
                     two-letter  unit  identifiers:   cm   (centimeters),   mm
                     (millimeters), in (inches), pt (points, 1pt = 1/72 inch),
                     pc (picas, 1pc = 12pt). The default unit is  centimeters.
              Relative size:
                     A  size  relative  to  current  fontsize. The default and
                     currently only recognized unit is em. One em  equals  the
                     size of the current font.  The value should be given as a
                     real number, optionally followed by ’em’, as in ’0.25em’.
              Whitespace:
                     Any  one  of  the  characters:  space,  tab,  newline, or
                     carriage return.

       CSS2 blocks

       All blocks, except one: the @html2ps block, coincides with a subset  of
       the    Cascading    Style    Sheets,   level   2   CSS2   Specification
       (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/).  The following default  settings  for
       html2ps  illustrate  just  about  everything that currently can be used
       from the CSS2 specification:

          BODY {
            font-family: Times;
            font-size: 11pt;
            text-align: left;
            background: white;
          }

          H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6 {
            font-weight: bold;
            margin-top: 0.8em;
            margin-bottom: 0.5em;
          }
          H1 { font-size: 19pt }
          H2 { font-size: 17pt }
          H3 { font-size: 15pt }
          H4 { font-size: 13pt }
          H5 { font-size: 12pt }
          H6 { font-size: 11pt }

          P, OL, UL, DL, BLOCKQUOTE, PRE {
            margin-top: 1em;
            margin-bottom: 1em;
          }

          P {
            line-height: 1.2em;
            text-indent: 0;
          }

          OL, UL, DD { margin-left: 2em }

          TT, KBD, PRE { font-family: Courier }

          PRE { font-size: 9pt }

          BLOCKQUOTE {
            margin-left: 1em;
            margin-right: 1em;
          }

          ADDRESS {
            margin-top: 0.5em;
            margin-bottom: 0.5em;
          }

          TABLE {
            margin-top: 1.3em;
            margin-bottom: 1em;
          }

          DIV.noprint { display: none }

          DEL { text-decoration: line-through }

          A:link, HR { color: black }

          @page {
            margin-left: 2.5cm;
            margin-right: 2.5cm;
            margin-top: 3cm;
            margin-bottom: 3cm;
          }

       The program specific block @html2ps:

       This block is used to specify parameters that are specific to  html2ps,
       and not covered by CSS2. The @html2ps  block has several sub-blocks and
       key-value pairs, these are described in this section.

       The package block
            This block is used to specify which program packages are installed
            on the system. Typically, this is done in the global configuration
            file.

            PerlMagick
                   A flag specifying whether the  Perl  module  PerlMagick  is
                   installed or not. The default is 0.

            ImageMagick
                   A  flag  specifying  whether  the  ImageMagick  package  is
                   installed or not. The default is 0.

            pbmplus
                   A flag specifying whether the pbmplus package is  installed
                   or not. The default is 0.

            netpbm A  flag  specifying whether the netpbm package is installed
                   or not. The default is 0.

            djpeg  A flag specifying whether djpeg is installed or  not.   The
                   default is 0.

            Ghostscript
                   A  flag specifying whether Ghostscript is installed or not.
                   The default is 0.

            TeX    A flag specifying whether the TeX package is  installed  or
                   not.  The default is 0.

            dvips  A  flag  specifying whether dvips is installed or not.  The
                   default is 0.

            libwww-perl
                   A flag specifying whether the Perl module  library  libwww-
                   perl is installed or not. The default is 0.

            geturl When  neither  of  the  Perl packages for retrieving remote
                   documents are available, it is possible to use  some  other
                   program  like  wget  or lynx. This value should be set to a
                   command that retrieves a  document  with  a  complete  MIME
                   header,   such  as  "wget  -s  -q  -O-"  or  "lynx  -source
                   -mime_header".

            check  The name  of  a  program  used  for  syntax  checking  HTML
                   documents.  No default, a good choice is weblint.

            path   A colon separated list of directories where the executables
                   from the program packages are.  It  is  only  necessary  to
                   include  directories that are not in the PATH for a typical
                   user.

       The paper block
            The paper size is defined in this block. The size  can  either  be
            given  as  one of the recognized paper types or by giving explicit
            values for the paper height and width. As of  version  1.0  beta2,
            one  can  also use the @page block in CSS2 for the paper size. The
            paper block is kept for backwards compatibility.   Also,  one  can
            only  specify explicit dimensions in @page, not any paper types by
            name.

            type   Paper  type,  possible  choices  are:  A0,  A1,   A2,   A3,
                   A4,...,A10,  B0,  B1,...,B10,  letter, legal, arche, archd,
                   archc, archb, archa, flsa,  flse,  halfletter,  11x17,  and
                   ledger  (this  set  of  paper  types  is taken from Aladdin
                   Ghostscript). The default is A4.

            height An absolute size specifying the paper height.

            width  An absolute size specifying the paper width.

       The option block
            This block is used to set default  values  for  the  command  line
            options.  The  key  in  the  key-value pair is the option name, in
            either its long or short form.

            twoup  Two column (2-up) output. The default  is  one  column  per
                   page.

            base   Use URL as a base to expand relative references for in-line
                   images. This is useful if you have downloaded a document to
                   a  local  file.   The  URL  should  then  be the URL of the
                   original document.

            check  Check the syntax of the HTML file (using an external syntax
                   checker). The default is to not make a syntax check.

            toc    Generate  a  table of contents (ToC). The value should be a
                   string consisting of one of the letters ’f’, ’h’,  or  ’t’,
                   optionally combined with the letter ’b’:

                   b      The  ToC  will  be printed first. This requires that
                          Ghostscript is installed.
                   f      The ToC will be generated  from  the  links  in  the
                          converted document.
                   h      The  ToC  will be generated from headings and titles
                          in  the  converted  documents.  Note  that  if   the
                          document  author  for some strange reason has chosen
                          to use some other means to  represent  the  headings
                          than  the  HTML  elements  H1,...,H6, you are out of
                          luck!
                   t      The ToC will be  generated  from  links  having  the
                          attribute rev=TOC in the converted document.

            debug  Generate  debugging information. You should always use this
                   option when reporting problems with html2ps.

            DSC    Generate   DSC   compliant   PostScript.   This    requires
                   Ghostscript and can take quite some time to do. Note that a
                   PostScript file generated with this option cannot  be  used
                   as input to html2ps for reformatting later.

            encoding
                   The  document  encoding.  Currently  recognized  values are
                   ISO-8859-1, EUC-JP, SHIFT-JIS, and ISO-2022-JP (other  EUC-
                   xx encodings may also work). The default is ISO-8859-1.

            rcfile A  colon  separated list of configuration file names to use
                   instead  of  the  default   personal   configuration   file
                   $HOME/.html2psrc.   Definitions  made  in one file override
                   definitions in previous files (the last file  in  the  list
                   has highest precedence). An empty file name (as in ’:file’,
                   ’file1::file3’, or ’file:’)  will  expand  to  the  default
                   personal file. The environment variable HTML2PSPATH is used
                   to specify the directories where to search for these files.
                   (Note:  this  is  only  supposed  to be used on the command
                   line, not in a configuration file.)

            frame  Draw a frame around the text on each page. The  default  is
                   to not draw a frame.

            grayscale
                   Convert  colour  images  to grayscale images. Note that the
                   PostScript  file  will  be  smaller  when  the  images  are
                   converted  to  grayscale. The default is to generate colour
                   images.

            help   Show usage information.

            hyphenate
                   Hyphenate the text. This requires TeX  hyphenation  pattern
                   files.

            scaleimage
                   Scale  in-line images with a factor num.  The default is 1.

            cookie Enable cookie support, using a  netscape  formatted  cookie
                   file (requires libwww-perl).

            language
                   Specifies  the  language  of  the  document  (overrides  an
                   eventual LANG attribute of the BODY element).  The language
                   should      be      given      according     to     RFC1766
                   (ftp://ftp.nordu.net/rfc/rfc1766.txt)    and    ISO     639
                   (http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/IG/ert/iso639.htm).

            landscape
                   Generate  code  for printing in landscape mode. The default
                   is portrait mode.

            scalemath
                   Scale mathematical formulas with a factor num.  The default
                   is 1.

            mainchapter
                   Specifies  the  start  number  for  automatic  numbering of
                   headings (by setting the seq-number parameter), the default
                   is 1.

            number Insert  page  numbers.  The  default  is  to not number the
                   pages.

            startno
                   Specifies the starting page number, the default is 1.

            output Write the PostScript code to file. The default is to  write
                   to standard output.

            original
                   Use  PostScript original images if they exist. For example,
                   if  a  document  contains  an  image  figure.gif,  and   an
                   encapsulated  PostScript file named figure.ps exists in the
                   same directory, that file will be use  instead.  This  only
                   work  for  documents  read  as  local  files.  Note: if the
                   PostScript file is large or contains  bitmap  images,  this
                   must  be  combined with the -D option. In HTML 4.0 this can
                   be achieved in a much better way with:

               <OBJECT data="figure.ps" type="application/postscript">
                <OBJECT data="figure.gif" type="image/gif">
                 <PRE>[Maybe some ASCII art for text browsers]</PRE>
                </OBJECT>
               </OBJECT>

            rootdir
                   When a document is read  from  a  local  file,  this  value
                   specifies  a  base  directory  for resolving relative links
                   starting with "/".  Typically, this should be the directory
                   where your web server’s home page resides.

            xref   Insert  cross references at every link to within the set of
                   converted documents.

            scaledoc
                   Scale the entire document with a factor num.   The  default
                   is 1.

            style  This  option  complements/overrides definitions made in the
                   configuration   files.   The   string   must   follow   the
                   configuration  file syntax. (Note: this is only supposed to
                   be used on the command line, not in a configuration  file.)

            titlepage
                   Generate  a title page. The default is to not generate one.

            text   Text mode, ignore images. The default  is  to  include  the
                   images.

            underline
                   Underline  text  that  constitutes  a  hypertext  link. The
                   default is to not underline.

            colour Produce  colour  output  for  text  and  background,   when
                   specified.   The  default is black text on white background
                   (mnemonic: coloUr ;-).

            version
                   Print information about the current version of html2ps.

            web    Process a web of  documents  by  recursively  retrieve  and
                   convert documents that are referenced with hyperlinks. When
                   dealing  with  remote  documents  it  will  of  course   be
                   necessary  to impose restrictions, to avoid downloading the
                   entire web... The value should be a  string  consisting  of
                   one  of  the letters ’a’, ’b’, ’l’, ’r’, or ’s’, optionally
                   combined with a combination of the letters ’p’, ’L’, and  a
                   positive integer:

                   a      Follow all links.
                   b      Follow  only  links to within the same directory, or
                          below, as the start document.
                   l      Follow only links specified with  "<LINK  rel=NEXT>"
                          in the document.
                   p      Prompt  for  each  remote  document.  This mode will
                          automatically  be  entered  after   the   first   50
                          documents.
                   r      Follow only relative links.
                   s      Follow  only  links to within the same server as the
                          start document.
                   L      With this option, the order in which  the  documents
                          are   processed   will   be:  first  all  top  level
                          documents, then the documents linked to  from  these
                          etc.  For  example, if the document A has links to B
                          and C, and B has a link to D, the order will be A-B-
                          C-D.   By default, each document will be followed by
                          the first document it links to etc; so  the  default
                          order for the example is A-B-D-C.
                   #      A  positive  integer  giving the number of recursive
                          levels.  The  default  is  4  (when  the  option  is
                          present).

            duplex Generate   postscript  code  for  single  or  double  sided
                   printing.  No default, valid values are:

                   0      Single sided.
                   1      Double sided.
                   2      Double sided, opposite page reversed (tumble  mode).

       The margin block
            This  block  is used to specify page margins. The left, right, top
            and bottom margins, previously defined with this block, should now
            be defined using the @page construction from CSS2.

            middle An  absolute size for the distance between the columns when
                   printing two columns per page, default is 2cm.

       The xref block
            At every hyperlink (to within the set of converted  documents)  it
            is  possible to have a cross reference inserted. The xref block is
            used to control this function.

            text   This defines the cross reference text to be  inserted;  the
                   symbol  $N  will  expand to the page number, default is "[p
                   $N]".

            passes The number of passes used to insert the  cross  references.
                   Normally,  only one pass is run. But since the insertion of
                   the page numbers may effect the page breaks, it  might  for
                   large documents with many links be necessary with more than
                   one pass to get the cross references right. The default  is
                   1.

       The quote block
            Language  specific  quotation  marks  are  defined  in this block.
            These quotation marks are used with the HTML 4.01  element  Q  for
            short  quotations.  Quotation  marks  are  predefined  for  a  few
            languages (English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian (also  Nynorsk  and
            Bokmål),  Finnish,  Spanish,  French,  German  and Italian). It is
            possible to define different quotation  marks  for  quotes  within
            quotes.

            A  quotation  mark is defined as a string, using the same encoding
            as the  converted  document  (normally  ISO-8859-1),  and/or  with
            character  entities.   Note  that  quotation  mark  characters for
            several languages  are  not  included  in  ISO-8859-1,  and  their
            corresponding  character  entities  were not been defined prior to
            HTML 4.0.

            Quotation marks for a language can be defined explicitly in a sub-
            block  of  the  quote  block.  One  can  also  identify the set of
            quotation marks with another previously defined language, using  a
            key-value  pair.  The sub-block/key name should equal the language
            code as defined in ISO 639. The language sub-block  can  have  the
            following key-values:

                   open   The quote opening character(s).
                   close  The  quote  closing  character(s).  If undefined, it
                          will equal open.
                   open2  The quote opening  character(s)  for  quotes  within
                          quotes. If undefined, it will equal open.
                   close2 The  quote  closing  character(s)  for quotes within
                          quotes. If undefined, it will equal close.

            Example: English and Spanish use the same set of quotation marks -
            at  least according to my book on typography. These (already known
            to html2ps) are defined with:

               quote {
                 en {
                   open: "&ldquo;";
                   close: "&rdquo;";
                   open2: "‘";
                   close2: "’";
                 }
                 es: en;
               }

       The toc block
            When a table of contents (ToC) is generated from document headings
            and titles, the appearance is controlled by this block.

            heading
                   A  string  with  HTML code specifying a heading used on the
                   first ToC page.

            level  The maximum heading level used for building  the  ToC.  The
                   default  is  6, which means that all headings will generate
                   ToC entries.

            indent The  ToC  entries  are   indented   proportional   to   the
                   corresponding  heading level. This value specifies the size
                   of the indentation.  The default is 1em.

       The titlepage block
            When a title page is generated, its appearance  is  controlled  by
            this block.

            content
                   A  string  with  HTML code specifying a heading used on the
                   title   page,   The   default   is   "<DIV    align=center>
                   <H1><BIG>$T</BIG></H1> <H2>$[author]</H2></DIV>".

            margin-top
                   The  size  of the top margin on the title page, The default
                   is 4cm.

       The font block
            Currently,  html2ps  recognizes  the  fonts:  Times,  New-Century-
            Schoolbook,  Helvetica,  Helvetica-Narrow,  Palatino,  Avantgarde,
            Bookman, and Courier. To add a new font (family),  choose  a  name
            (consisting  of letters, digits, hyphens, and underscores) for the
            font. Then define a sub-block to the font  block,  with  the  same
            name as the chosen font name. This block can contain two key-value
            pairs:

                   names  A string  containing  four  PostScript  font  names,
                          separated  by  whitespace, corresponding to the font
                          styles normal, italic,  bold,  and  bold-italic.  If
                          less  than  four  names are given, the first is used
                          for the missing names.  Note  that  PostScript  font
                          names are case sensitive.
                   files  A   string   of   four   file  names,  separated  by
                          whitespace, for files  containing  font  definitions
                          for the four font styles as specified above.

            Example: A font ’myfont’ has its four font styles defined in local
            files.  To use this font in all tables in the converted documents,
            one can use something like:

               TABLE { font-family: myfont }

               @html2ps {
                 font {
                   myfont {
                     names:  "MyFont-Roman  MyFont-Italic  MyFont-Bold MyFont-
                     BoldItalic";
                     files:   "/x/y/myfr.pfa    /x/y/myfi.pfa    /x/y/myfb.pfa
                     /x/y/myfbi.pfa";
                   }
                 }
               }

       The hyphenation block
            Hyphenation pattern files for different languages are specified in
            sub-blocks within this block. The blocks names  should  equal  the
            language  code  as  defined  in ISO 639. These language blocks can
            contain the following two key-values:

                   file   A hyphenation pattern file in TeX  format  for  this
                          language.
                   extfile
                          A  file  containing a list of hyphenation exceptions
                          for  this  language.   The  exception  file   should
                          contain   words,   separated  by  whitespaces,  with
                          hyphens inserted where hyphenation  is  allowed,  as
                          in: "in-fra-struc-ture white-space".

            For  example, for English (with language code ’en’) one can have a
            block like:

                   en {
                     file: "/opt/tex/lib/macros/hyphen.tex";
                     extfile: "/opt/tdb/lib/html2ps/enhyphext";
                   }

            The hyphenation block  itself  can  furthermore  have  these  key-
            values:

            min    A positive integer defining the minimum number of letters a
                   word must contain to make it a candidate  for  hyphenation.
                   The default is 8.

            start  A  positive  integer defining the minimum number of letters
                   that must precede the hyphen when  a  word  is  hyphenated.
                   The default is 4.

            end    A  positive  integer defining the minimum number of letters
                   that must follow the hyphen when a word is hyphenated.  The
                   default is 3.

       The header block
            This  block  is  used  to  specify page headers. It is possible to
            define left, center, and right headers. Different headers for  odd
            and  even  pages  can  be specified. Some symbols can be used that
            will expand to document title, author, date etc. See below.

            left   A left aligned header. If the alternate flag in this  block
                   is set to 1, this will be the right header on even pages.

            center A centered header.

            right  A right aligned header. If the alternate flag in this block
                   is set to 1, this will be the left header on even pages.

            odd-left
                   A left aligned header on odd pages.

            odd-center
                   A centered header on odd pages.

            odd-right
                   A right aligned header on odd pages.

            even-left
                   A left aligned header on even pages.

            even-center
                   A centered header on even pages.

            even-right
                   A right aligned header on even pages.

            font-family
                   The font used for the header, default is Helvetica.

            font-size
                   The font size for the header, default is 8pt.

            font-style
                   The default is "normal".

            font-weight
                   The default is "normal".

            color  The header color, default is black.

            alternate
                   A flag indicating whether the headers given by the left and
                   right  keys  should  change  place on even pages. Typically
                   used for double sided printing.  The default is 1.

       The footer block
            This block is used to specify page  footers.  It  is  possible  to
            define  left, center, and right footers. Different footers for odd
            and even pages can be specified. Some symbols  can  be  used  that
            will expand to document title, author, date etc. See below.

            left   A  left aligned footer. If the alternate flag in this block
                   is set to 1, this will be the right footer on even pages.

            center A centered footer.

            right  A right aligned footer. If the alternate flag in this block
                   is set to 1, this will be the left footer on even pages.

            odd-left
                   A left aligned footer on odd pages.

            odd-center
                   A centered footer on odd pages.

            odd-right
                   A right aligned footer on odd pages.

            even-left
                   A left aligned footer on even pages.

            even-center
                   A centered footer on even pages.

            even-right
                   A right aligned footer on even pages.

            font-family
                   The font used for the footer, default is Helvetica.

            font-size
                   The font size for the footer, default is 8pt.

            font-style
                   The default is "normal".

            font-weight
                   The default is "normal".

            color  The footer color, default is black.

            alternate
                   A flag indicating whether the footers given by the left and
                   right keys should change place  on  even  pages.  Typically
                   used for double sided printing.  The default is 1.

       The frame block
            The  appearance  of  the  optional  frame  (drawn on each page) is
            controlled by this block.

            width  The width of the frame, default is 0.6pt.

            margin The size of the frame margin, default is 0.5cm.

            color  The colour of the frame, default is black.

       The justify block
            This block specifies the maximum amount of  extra  space  inserted
            between words and letters when text justification is in effect.

            word   Maximum  amount of extra space inserted between words.  The
                   default is 15pt.

            letter Maximum amount of  extra  space  inserted  between  letters
                   within words. The default is 0pt.

       The draft block
            It  is  possible  to  have  some  text  written  in  a  large font
            diagonally across each page. Typically this is a word, written  in
            a very light colour, indicating that the document is a draft.

            text   The text to be printed, default is "DRAFT".

            print  A  flag specifying whether the draft text should be printed
                   or not.  If unspecified, the draft text is printed when the
                   document      head     contains     <META     name="Status"
                   content="Draft">.

            dir    Specifies print direction, 0=downwards, 1=upwards.

            font-family
                   The default is Helvetica.

            font-style
                   The default is "normal".

            font-weight
                   The default is "bold".

            color  The default is "F0F0F0".

       The colour block
            The 16 standard colour names from HTML 4.01 (although their use in
            HTML  elements are now deprecated) are recognized by html2ps.  Use
            this block to extend this list of colours. This is done with  key-
            value  pairs,  where  the key is the colour name, and the value is
            the colour given as a hexadecimal RGB value, for example:  "brown:
            A52A2A;".
       Key-value pairs in the @html2ps block

       html2psrc
              The  name  of  the  default  personal  configuration  file.  The
              default is $HOME/.html2psrc.

       imgalt Specifies which text should be written as a replacement for  in-
              line  images  when  the  IMG  element has no ALT attribute.  The
              default is "[IMAGE]".

       datefmt
              The symbol $D can be used in page headers and footers to  insert
              the  current  date/time;  the value of the datefmt key specifies
              the format used. The syntax is the same as  in  the  strftime(3)
              routine.  The  default  is  "%e  %b  %Y  %R", which gives a date
              string like "10 Dec 2005  18:29".

       locale The locale (language code) used for formating language dependent
              parts  of the date/time in datefmt. If unspecified, the value is
              taken from environment variables, see setlocale(3). No  default.

       doc-sep
              A  string  of  HTML  code  that  will  be  inserted  between the
              documents when more than  one  are  converted.  The  default  is
              "<!--NewPage-->",  which  will  cause  a page break. You may use
              (almost)  any  HTML  code,  for  example  "<HR><HR>"  or   "<IMG
              src=...>".

       ball-radius
              The  radius,  given  as  a  relative  size, of the balls used in
              unordered lists. The default is 0.25em.

       numbstyle
              Page numbering style, 0=arabic, 1=roman. The default is 0.

       showurl
              When this flag is set to 1, the URL for external links are shown
              within parentheses after the link. The default is 0.

       seq-number
              When  this  flag  is  set,  the headings in the document will be
              sequentially numbered: H1 headings will be numbered 1, 2,..., H2
              headings  1.1,  1.2,  etc.  The  starting  number  for H1 can be
              changed using the -M (--mainchapter) option. The default is 0.

       extrapage
              A flag specifying  whether  an  extra  (empty)  page  should  be
              printed,  when  necessary,  to  ensure  that the title page, the
              table of contents, and the document itself  will  start  on  odd
              pages.  This  is  typically desirable for double sided printing.
              The default is 1.

       break-table
              A flag specifying if a table should be broken across  two  pages
              when  it does not fit on the current page, but it does on a page
              of its own.  The  default  is  0  (avoid  breaking  tables  when
              possible).

       forms  This  flag  is  used  to  specify  whether  FORM elements in the
              document should be processed  or  ignored.  Some  forms  may  be
              suitable for printing out and be filled out (with a pen), others
              are not. The default is 1.

       textarea-data
              When a TEXTAREA element contains prefilled data, the  text  will
              be  used  as  labels if this flag is set, otherwise ignored. The
              default is 0.

       page-break
              Set this flag to 0 to suppress the normal behavior of generating
              page  breaks  from  the comment <!--NewPage--> etc, as specified
              below. The default is 1.

       expand-acronyms
              A  flag  specifying  whether  acronyms,  given  by  the  ACRONYM
              element, should be expanded or not. The default is 0.

       spoof  Some  web  servers return different documents depending on which
              user agent is used to retrieve the document. You  can  fool  the
              web server that a certain browser is used, by setting this value
              to  the  identification   used   by   the   browser,   such   as
              "Mozilla/4.0".  This only works if you are using one of the Perl
              packages to retrieve remote documents.

       ssi    When this flag  is  set,  some  Server  Side  Includes  will  be
              processed  when the document is read from a local file. Examples
              are  <!--#include  file=...>,  <!--#echo   var="LAST_MODIFIED">,
              <!--#config timefmt=...>. The default is 1.

       prefilled
              This  flag  controls whether the content of form elements should
              be rendered or not. That is, when this flag is set, the  content
              of  TEXTAREA  elements,  and the value of the value attribute of
              text INPUT elements will be shown. Also, checked  radio  buttons
              and checkboxes will be marked.  The default is 0.

SYMBOLS

       The  following  symbols  can  be  used  on  the  title  page,  the page
       headers/footers, and in the heading for the table of contents:

       Symbols of the form "$[name]" will expand to the value of  the  content
       attribute of META elements, having either of the attributes "name=name"
       or "http-equiv=name" (case insensitive string matching).  For  example,
       when a document containing:

          <META name="expires" content="31 Dec 2006">

       is converted, using a configuration file with:

          footer { left: "Expires: $[expires]" }

       this left footer will be inserted:

          Expires: 31 Dec 2006

       In addition, these symbols are defined:

              $T     Current document title.
              $A     Author  of  current  document,  as  specified  with <META
                     name="Author" content="..."> in the document head.
              $U     The URL, or file name, of current document.
              $N     Page number.
              $H     Current document heading (level 1-3).
              $D     Current date/time. The format is  given  by  the  datefmt
                     key.

       So $A is equivalent to $[author], but kept for backwards compatibility.

       To avoid symbol expansion, precede the dollar sign with a backslash, as
       in "\$T".

HINTS

       I  imagine  that  a typical use of configuration files can be something
       along the following lines.

       System specific definitions (e.g. specification  of  available  program
       packages)  and  global  defaults  (paper  type  etc) are defined in the
       global configuration file.

       If there is more than one user of the program on the system, each  user
       can  also have a personal configuration file with his/hers own personal
       preferences.   (On  a  single  user  system  one  can  use  the  global
       configuration file for this purpose as well.)

       One  may  also  develop a collection of configuration files for typical
       situations. These files are placed in a directory that is  searched  by
       html2ps  (the  search  path  is  defined  with the environment variable
       HTML2PSPATH).  For  example,  to  print  a  document  as  slides  -  in
       landscape  mode,  with large text in Helvetica, and a thick frame - one
       can create a configuration file, called ’slides’ say, containing:

          @html2ps {
            option {
              landscape: 1;
              frame: 1;
            }
            frame { width: 3pt }
          }
          BODY {
            font-family: Helvetica;
            font-size: 20pt;
          }
          H1 { font-size: 35pt }
          H2 { font-size: 32pt }
          H3 { font-size: 29pt }
          H4 { font-size: 26pt }
          H5 { font-size: 23pt }
          H6 { font-size: 20pt }
          PRE { font-size: 18pt }

       Then use the command:

          html2ps -f slides ...

       to convert the document. Note that with this command the file  ’slides’
       is used instead of the personal configuration file. If you want both to
       be used, giving precedence to definitions made in  the  file  ’slides’,
       use the command:

          html2ps -f :slides ...

       (The  page  breaks  between  the slides can for example be generated by
       adding ’<HR class=PAGE-BREAK>’ to the HTML document.)

       For features that are frequently turned on and off, and that cannot  be
       controlled  by  command  line  options, it may be a good idea to create
       small configuration files as "building blocks". For example a file ’A4’
       for printing on A4 paper (if you have some other default paper type):

          @html2ps { paper { type: A4 } }

       and a file ’hnum’ for automatic numbering of headings:

          @html2ps { seq-number: 1 }

       Combining  this  with  the  previous example: to convert a document for
       printing on A4  sized  slides  with  all  headings  numbered,  use  the
       command:

          html2ps -f :slides:A4:hnum ...

SEE ALSO

       html2ps(1), setlocale(3), strftime(3)

VERSION

       This manpage describes html2ps version 1.0 beta5.

AVAILABILITY

       http://user.it.uu.se/~jan/html2ps.html

AUTHOR

       Jan Karrman (jan@it.uu.se)