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       epstopdf, repstopdf - convert an EPS file to PDF


       epstopdf [options] [epsfile]


       By default, epstopdf converts the input PostScript file to PDF, using Ghostscript.

       Epstopdf  transforms  the Encapsulated PostScript file epsfile (or standard input) so that
       it is guaranteed to start at  the  0,0  coordinate,  and  it  sets  a  page  size  exactly
       corresponding  to  the  BoundingBox.   Thus,  the  result  needs  no cropping, and the PDF
       MediaBox is correct.

       PJL commands at the start of a file are removed.  DOS  EPS  binary  files  (TN  5002)  are

       If the bounding box in the input is incorrect, of course there will be resulting problems.


       Options  may  start  with either "-" or "--", and may be unambiguously abbreviated.  It is
       best to use the full option name in scripts, though, to avoid possible collisions with new
       options in the future.

       General script options:

       --help display help message and exit

              display version information and exit

              write  result  to  file.   If  this  option is not given, and --nogs or --filter is
              specified, write to standard output; otherwise, the default  is  to  construct  the
              output file name by replacing any extension in the input file with `.pdf'.

              write debugging info (default: off).

              scan ExactBoundingBox (default: off).

              read standard input and (unless --outfile is given) write standard output (default:

              run Ghostscript (default: on).  With --nogs, output (to standard output by default)
              the  PostScript  that would normally be converted; that is, the input PostScript as
              modified by epstopdf.

              scan HiresBoundingBox (default: off).

              turn on restricted mode (default: [on for repstopdf, else off]); this  forbids  the
              use  of  --gscmd  and --gsopt and imposes restrictions on the input and output file
              names according to the values of openin_any and openout_any (see the Web2c  manual,

       Options for Ghostscript (more info below):

              pipe output to val (default: [gswin32c on Windows, else gs])

              include val as one argument in the gs command (can be repeated),

              split  val  at  whitespace,  include  each  resulting word as an argument in the gs
              command (can be repeated)

              set AutoRotatePages (default: None); recognized val choices: None, All, PageByPage.
              For EPS files, PageByPage is equivalent to All.

              use compression in the output (default: on).

              use  -sDEVICE=dev  (default:  pdfwrite);  not all devices are allowed in restricted

              embed fonts (default: on).

              use -dPDFSETTINGS=/val (default is `prepress' if --embed, else  empty);  recognized
              val choices: screen, ebook, printer, prepress, default.

              use -q, a.k.a. -dQUIET (default: off).

       --res=dpi, dpixdpi
              set image resolution (default: [use gs default]); ignored if --debug is set.

              use -d(NO)QUIET (default: true).

       In  addition  to  the specific options above, additional options to be used with gs can be
       specified with either or both of the two cumulative options --gsopts and --gsopt.

       --gsopts takes a single string of options, which is split at  whitespace,  each  resulting
       word then added to the gs command line individually.

       --gsopt  adds  its  argument  as  a  single option to the gs command line.  It can be used
       multiple times to specify options separately, and is necessary if an option or  its  value
       contains whitespace.

       In  restricted  mode, options are limited to those with names and values known to be safe;
       some options taking booleans, integers or fixed names are allowed,  those  taking  general
       strings are not.


       Examples all equivalently converting `test.eps' to `test.pdf':
       epstopdf test.eps
       cat test.eps | epstopdf --filter >test.pdf
       cat test.eps | epstopdf -f -o=test.pdf

       Example for using HiResBoundingBox instead of BoundingBox:
       epstopdf --hires test.eps

       Example for producing epstopdf's attempt at corrected PostScript:
       $program --nogs >

       In all cases, you can add --debug (-d) to see more about what epstopdf is doing.


       The case of "%%BoundingBox: (atend)" when input is not seekable (e.g., from a pipe) is not

       Report bugs in the program or this man page to  When reporting bugs, please
       include  an  input  file  and  the  command  line options specified, so the problem can be


       gs(1), pdfcrop(1).

       The epstopdf LaTeX package, part of the oberdiek  bundle,  which  automates  running  this
       script on the fly under TeX:


       Originally written by Sebastian Rahtz, for Elsevier Science, with subsequent contributions
       from Thomas Esser, Gerben Wierda, Heiko Oberdiek, and many others.   Currently  maintained
       by Karl Berry.

       Man page originally written by Jim Van Zandt.

       epstopdf home page:

       You may freely use, modify and/or distribute this file.

                                         17 January 2014                              EPSTOPDF(1)