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NAME

       pdftops  -  Portable  Document  Format  (PDF)  to  PostScript converter
       (version 3.02)

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 ´-’, the
       PostScript is sent to stdout.

CONFIGURATION FILE

       Pdftops 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,  /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc.   See  the
       xpdfrc(5) man page for details.

OPTIONS

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

       -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.  [config file: psLevel]

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

       -level2
              Generate Level 2 PostScript.  Level 2 supports color images  and
              image  compression.  This is the default setting.  [config file:
              psLevel]

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

       -level3
              Generate Level 3 PostScript.  This enables all Level 2  features
              plus  CID  font  embedding and masked image generation.  [config
              file: psLevel]

       -level3Sep
              Generate Level 3 separable PostScript.  The separation  handling
              is the same as for -level2Sep.  [config file: psLevel]

       -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.

       -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.)  [config file: psOPI]

       -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.  [config file: psEmbedType1Fonts]

       -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.  [config file: psEmbedTrueTypeFonts]

       -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.     [config    file:
              psEmbedCIDPostScriptFonts]

       -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.      [config     file:
              psEmbedCIDTrueTypeFonts]

       -preload
              Convert PDF forms to PS  procedures,  and  preload  image  data.
              This  uses  more  memory  in  the  PostScript  interpreter,  but
              generates significantly smaller PS files  in  situations  where,
              e.g.,  the same image is drawn on every page of a long document.

       -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
              to match the size specified in  the  PDF  file.   [config  file:
              psPaperSize]

       -paperw size
              Set the paper width, in points.  [config file: psPaperSize]

       -paperh size
              Set the paper height, in points.  [config file: psPaperSize]

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

       -expand
              Expand  PDF  pages smaller than the paper to fill the paper.  By
              default,  these   pages   are   not   scaled.    [config   file:
              psExpandSmaller]

       -noshrink
              Don’t  scale  PDF  pages  which  are  larger than the paper.  By
              default, pages larger than the paper are shrunk to fit.  [config
              file: psShrinkLarger]

       -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.  [config
              file: psCenter]

       -pagecrop
              Treat the CropBox  as  the  PDF  page  size.   By  default,  the
              MediaBox is used as the page size.

       -duplex
              Set  the  Duplex  pagedevice entry in the PostScript file.  This
              tells duplex-capable  printers  to  enable  duplexing.   [config
              file: psDuplex]

       -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.

       -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.)

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 1996-2007 Glyph &
       Cog, LLC.

SEE ALSO

       xpdf(1),   pdftotext(1),    pdfinfo(1),    pdffonts(1),    pdftoppm(1),
       pdfimages(1), xpdfrc(5)
       http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/

                               27 February 2007                     pdftops(1)