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NAME

       pdftops - Portable Document Format (PDF) to PostScript converter (version 3.03)

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 ยด-', the PostScript is sent to stdout.

OPTIONS

       -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.

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

       -level2
              Generate  Level 2 PostScript.  Level 2 supports color images and image compression.
              This is the default setting.

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

       -level3
              Generate  Level  3  PostScript.   This  enables  all Level 2 features plus CID font
              embedding.

       -level3sep
              Generate Level 3 separable PostScript.  The separation handling is the same as  for
              -level2sep.

       -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
              cannot  be used with -form.  No more than one of the mode options (-eps, -form) may
              be given.

       -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.)

       -binary
              Write  binary  data  in Level 1 PostScript.  By default, pdftops writes hex-encoded
              data in Level 1 PostScript.  Binary data is non-standard in Level 1 PostScript  but
              reduces  the  file  size and can be useful when Level 1 PostScript is required only
              for its restricted use of PostScript operators.

       -r number
              Set the resolution in DPI when pdftops rasterizes images  with  transparencies  or,
              for  Level  1  PostScript,  when  pdftops  rasterizes  images with color masks.  By
              default, pdftops rasterizes images to 300 DPI.

       -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
              output.

       -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
              output.  Also, some PostScript interpreters do not have TrueType rasterizers.

       -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.

       -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.

       -passfonts
              By default, references to non-embedded 8-bit fonts in the PDF file are  substituted
              with the closest "Helvetica", "Times-Roman", or "Courier" font.  This option passes
              references to non-embedded fonts through to the PostScript file.

       -aaRaster yes | no
              Enable or disable raster anti-aliasing.  This defaults to "no".  pdftops  may  need
              to  rasterize transparencies and pattern image masks in the PDF.  If the PostScript
              will be printed, leave -aaRaster disabled and set  -r  to  the  resolution  of  the
              printer.   If the PostScript will be viewed, enabling -aaRaster may make rasterized
              text easier to read.

       -optimizecolorspace
              By default, bitmap images in the PDF pass through to the output PostScript in their
              original color space, which produces predictable results.  This option converts RGB
              and CMYK images into Gray images if every pixel of the image has equal  components.
              This  can  fix  problems when doing color separations of PDFs that contain embedded
              black and white images encoded as RGB.

       -preload
              preload images and forms

       -paper size
              Set the paper size to one of "letter", "legal", "A4", or "A3".  This  can  also  be
              set  to  "match",  which  will  set  the  paper size of each page to match the size
              specified in the PDF file. If none the -paper,  -paperw,  or  -paperh  options  are
              specified the default is to match the paper size.

       -paperw size
              Set the paper width, in points.

       -paperh size
              Set the paper height, in points.

       -origpagesizes
              This option is the same as "-paper match".

       -nocrop
              By  default,  output  is  cropped  to  the CropBox specified in the PDF file.  This
              option disables cropping.

       -expand
              Expand PDF pages smaller than the paper to fill the paper.  By default, these pages
              are not scaled.

       -noshrink
              Don't  scale  PDF  pages which are larger than the paper.  By default, pages larger
              than the paper are shrunk to fit.

       -nocenter
              By default, PDF pages smaller than the paper (after any scaling)  are  centered  on
              the  paper.   This option causes them to be aligned to the lower-left corner of the
              paper instead.

       -duplex
              Set the Duplex pagedevice entry in the PostScript file.  This tells  duplex-capable
              printers to enable duplexing.

       -opw password
              Specify  the  owner  password  for  the  PDF  file.  Providing this will bypass all
              security restrictions.

       -upw password
              Specify the user password for the PDF file.

       -overprint
              Enable overprinting.

       -q     Don't print any messages or errors.

       -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 1996-2011 Glyph & Cog, LLC.

SEE ALSO

       pdfdetach(1),  pdffonts(1),   pdfimages(1),   pdfinfo(1),   pdftocairo(1),   pdftohtml(1),
       pdftoppm(1), pdftotext(1) pdfseparate(1), pdfsig(1), pdfunite(1)

                                          15 August 2011                               pdftops(1)