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NAME

       dvipos - compute positions in a DVI file

SYNOPSIS

       dvipos [ OPTION... ] infile[.dvi]

DESCRIPTION

       dvipos  parses  a  DVI  file  looking for pos: specials.  It currently recognizes pos:pxy,
       pos:pxywhd, pos:pxyplus, pos:begbox, pos:endbox, pos:beglines, and pos:endlines.  It  then
       outputs  the  information  from  those  specials  along  with  information that only a DVI
       postprocessor could determine, such as the current x and y  location.   The  output  looks
       like:
          \pospxywhd{text:54}{54}{10663sp}{8535sp}{21326sp}{34081sp}{0sp}
       and  is  suitable  for  including  in  a  tex(1)  or  pdftex(1)  auxilliary  file, such as
       document.tuo, to be read in by the next run of the tex(1) or similar typesetting engine.

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
              print usage.

       -W, --warning
              print warnings.

       -v, --verbose
              print verbose output.

       -d, --debug
              print dvitype(1) debugging data.

       -s, --smashchars
              regard height and depth as zero.

       -o, --output=FILE
              send all output to FILE.  Without this option, output goes to stdout.

       -b, --bbox[=FILE]
              send bounding box to FILE (default FILE is infile.pos).

       -f, --framed[=BASE]
              request copy of DVI file, BASE.dvi, with bounding boxes  framed  (default  FILE  is
              infile_frames.dvi).  See the --framesize option.

       -m, --mag=INT
              override tex(1) magnification by INT.

       -w, --framesize=INT
              set frame rule size by INT (default 6554 = .1pt).

       -p, --pages=X:Y
              set page ranges from X to Y.

USAGE

       dvipos  is  run mostly behind the scenes by ConTeXt's texexec(1) between runs of tex(1) or
       pdftex(1), in order to  provide  information  to  and  get  information  about  positional
       graphics.   These  graphics  are provided by the MetaFun interface to mpost(1).  dvipos is
       not used (or needed) in PDF-output mode but is  needed  for  DVI-output  mode.   pdftex(1)
       starting  with version 1.40 can produce position information even in DVI mode, so once the
       ConTeXt macros take advantage of this feature, the need for dvipos will fade.

       Until then, here is a typical use of dvipos:
          dvipos notes.dvi
       The position information that is output is collected  by  texexec(1)  to  include  in  the
       notes.tuo auxilliary file to use in the next run.

EXAMPLES

       Extract positions from doc.dvi, with output to doc.loc:
              dvipos -o doc.loc doc.dvi

       Same as above, but also send bbox information to doc.pos:
              dvipos -b -o doc.loc doc.dvi

       Instead send bbox information to /tmp/debug.pos:
              dvipos -b=/tmp/debug.pos -o doc.loc doc.dvi

SEE ALSO

       dvips(1), dvitype(1), mpost(1), pdftex(1), tex(1), texexec(1).

       For more about positional graphics, see the MetaFun documentation on the ConTeXt wiki
       ⟨http://wiki.contextgarden.net/MetaFun⟩.

BUGS

       If you specify a file for the -b option, you must join the option and name with  =  rather
       than (the more common) space:
          dvipos -b=/tmp/debug.pos notes.dvi
       works, but
          dvipos -b /tmp/debug.pos notes.dvi
       does not.

AUTHOR

       dvipos  is  written  by Jin-Hwan Cho <chofchof@ktug.or.kr>.  It is free software (GPLv2 or
       later).  This manpage was written by Sanjoy Mahajan <sanjoy@mit.edu> and is in the  public
       domain.