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       pbmtextps - render text into a bitmap via postscript


       pbmtextps    [-font   fontfile]   [-fontsize   fontsize]   [-resolution
       resolution] [-stroke strokesize] [-verbose [text]


       pbmtextps takes a single line of text from the command line and renders
       it into a PBM image.

       The image is cropped at the top and the right. It is not cropped at the
       left or bottom so that the text begins at the same position relative to
       the origin. You can use pnmcrop to crop it all the way.


       -font  By default, pbmtextps uses TimesRoman.  You can specify the font
              to use with the -font option. This is  the  name  of  any  valid
              postscript font which is installed on your system.

              Size   of  font  in  points.  See  the  -resolution  option  for
              information on how to interpret this size.

              Default is 24 points.

              Resolution in dots per inch of distance measurements  pertaining
              to  generation  of the image. PBM images don't have any inherent
              resolution, so a distance such as "1 inch" doesn't mean anything
              unless  you  separately  specify  what resolution you're talking
              about. That's what this option does.

              In particular, the meaning of the font  size  is  determined  by
              this  resolution.  If  the  font  size  is  24  points  and  the
              resolution is 150 dpi, then the font size is 50 pixels.

              Default is 150 dpi.

              Width of line to use for stroke font. There is no default stroke
              width because the letters are solid by default.


       See pbmtext for usage examples.


       pbmtext(1),    pnmcut(1),    pnmcrop(1),    pnmcomp(1),   ppmchange(1),
       pnmrotate(1), ppmlabel(1), pbm(5)


       Copyright (C) 2002 by James McCann

                                02 January 2003                   pbmtextps(1)