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NAME

       pdftops  -  Portable  Document  Format  (PDF)  to  PostScript converter
       (version 3.00)

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.

       -origpagesizes
              Generate  a  PostScript  file  with  variable  page  sizes   and
              orientations, taking for each page the size of the original page
              in the PDF file.   The  PostScript  file  contains  "<</PageSize
              [WIDTH  HEIGHT]>>  setpagedevice"  lines in each page header, so
              that the paper input tray gets correctly changed on the printer.
              This  option  should  be  used  when  pdftops is used as a print
              filter. Any specification of the page size via -paper,  -paperw,
              or  -paperh  will get overridden as long as each page of the PDF
              file has a defined paper size.  No more than  one  of  the  mode
              options (-origpagesizes, -eps, -form) may be given.

       -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  (-origpagesizes,  -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
              (-origpagesizes, -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.

       -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
              to  match  the  size  specified  in the PDF file. -origpagesizes
              overrides this setting if the PDF file has defined page sizes.

       -paperw size
              Set the paper width, in points.  -origpagesizes  overrides  this
              setting if the PDF file has defined page sizes.

       -paperh size
              Set  the  paper height, in points. -origpagesizes overrides this
              setting if the PDF file has defined page sizes.

       -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.

       -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 1996-2004 Glyph &
       Cog, LLC.

SEE ALSO

       pdffonts(1),  pdfimages(1),  pdfinfo(1),  pdftocairo(1),  pdftohtml(1),
       pdftoppm(1), pdftotext(1)

                                 31 July 2009                       pdftops(1)