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       atp - Convert an ASCII or a text file to PostScript format for printing


       atp  [  -BCghlNoprRsvVW  ] [ -c columns ] [ -t tabsize ] [ -f font ] [ -F headingsFont ] [
       -cf commentsFont ] [ -title Title ] [ -date Date  ]  [  -M  Tm,Bm,Lm,Rm  [cm|in]  ]  [  -T
       papersize  ]  [ -wm string [font] ] [ -# copies ] [ -fonts ] [ -level1 ] [ -postscript ] [
       file...  ]


       atp reads in text files and converts them to PostScript format.  By  default,  it  formats
       the  output  in  two columns landscape mode in either an A4 or letter-size page, whichever
       was chosen by your system admin, with a 'fancy' header and using a 7 points Courier  font.
       Fonts, paper sizes, headings and formatting options may be specified.

       The  PostScript  output is by default directed to standard output; if the -o option is set
       the output is written in the file  If no input file is given,  the  input  is
       read from the standard input.

       When  working  with  C  or  C++  source  files, as specified by the -C option, atp applies
       different styles to different areas of code: the comments are printed  using  a  different
       font  (Courier-BoldItalic,  by  default), the preprocessor instructions are italicized and
       the the function definitions headers are highlighted.

       atp  understands  the  nroff's  bold  and  italic  backspace  conventions,   and   formats
       consequently his output.

       Formfeed  (control-L)  characters  in  the  input  file  causes a new page or column to be

       PostScript files in input are transcribed on standard output, without translation,  unless
       the -postscript option is set.

       For example:
                   atp -Co source.c
       writes  a  two  columns  landscape  listing  of the file source.c in the file,
       highlighting comments and function's headers.

                   atp -p file.txt | lpr
       prints a copy of the file file.txt, in portrait mode, on the default printer used by lpr.

       The fonts may be modified (scaled, rotated and  sheared)  by  means  of  a  transformation
       matrix.  Font specifications have three parts:

        -a font name, as known to PostScript (e.g.: Times-Roman, Courier-Bold)
        -a  point  size  (1  point  =  1/72  inch); a valid font size is any floating point value
       comprised between 5 and 50 points.
        -an (optional) transformation matrix,  that  consists  of  four  floating  point  values,
       separated by a comma and preceded by a colon.

       For example, valid font specifications are:

       A PostScript transformation Matrix is stored as a vector of 6 elements: [a b c d e f]

       The matrix produces the transformation:
            x' = a x + c y + e
            y' = b x + d y + f

       Since the translation of the font characters is no use, only the first four values must be
       specified, whereas e and f are kept to 0.

       The default values of the matrix [a,b,c,d] are [1,0,0,1].

       The widths of the characters is expanded if a>1 and reduced if a<1; the characters  height
       is  expanded if d>1 and reduced if d<1.  Modifying the values of b and c causes a rotation
       of the font.  Keeping b=0 and modifying c causes a font shearing.

       Tabs in the input stream are expanded (by default) to eight character positions.


       -o     Direct the output to file

       -p     Print the output in portrait mode (the default is the landscape mode).

       -C     Assume that the input file is a C or a C++ source, recognizes  and  highlights  the
              comments and the function definition's headers.

       -c columns
              Specify the number of the columns in which each page is subdivided.

       -B     Turn off page headings.

       -title Title
              Print  the  text  specified  by  Title  as  the title on each page, rather than the

       -date Date
              Print the text specified by Date as the date on each page, rather than the current.
              Only the first 12 characters of Date are used.

       -f font
              Set  the  font  to  be  used  for the body of each page. The default is Courier7 in
              landscape mode, Courier10 in portrait mode, and Courier7:.83,0,0,1 if the -C option
              is set.

       -F headingFont
              Set the font to be used for the page headings. Defaults to Helvetica-Bold16.

       -cf commentFont
              Set  the  font  to  be  used  for emphasize the comments in a C source (when the -C
              option is specified). Defaults to Courier-BoldItalic7.

       -M Tm,Bm,Lm,Rm [cm|in]
              Set Top,Bottom,Left,Right margins. Their length is specified in points (1  point  =
              1/72 inch), unless the suffix cm or in are used.

       -g     Disable the 'gaudy mode': don't paint the shaded frames in the headings.

       -s     Turn off the shading of the headings

       -T papersize
              Set  the  output  paper  type  as  per the argument.  The following paper sizes are
              recognized by atp: A3, A4, A5, B4, B5, Executive,  Folio,  Ledger,  Legal,  Letter,
              Quarto, Statement, Tabloid, 10x14.

       -N     Precede each line with it's line number relative to the start of the file.

       -t tabsize
              Sets  the  number  of  columns  to  which  tabs  are expanded. The default is eight

       -h     Print usage message.

       -v or -V
              Display information identifying the  version  of  atp.   Nothing  will  be  printed
              regardless of the other arguments.

       -r or -R
              Wrap the text on the space character preceding the right margin.

       -W     Truncate lines which are wide for the page.

       -l     Simulate  a  line  printer:  make pages 66 lines long and omit headers.  (Useful to
              print manual pages).

       -wm string [Font]
              Print the watermark string on each page, using the font Font  or  Times-BoldItalic,
              by default.

       -# copies
              Print each page copies times.

       -fonts List the fonts recognized by atp.

       -level1 (or -l1)
              Generate  a PostScript output suitable for a PostScript level 1 printer.  With this
              option, the text  file  must  contain  only  7-bit  characters.   By  default,  atp
              recognizes 8-bit characters and produces a level 2 PostScript program.

              Do not pass through PostScript files.


       lpr(1), lpq(1), lprm(1)


       If a font is specified that is not available on the printer, the result is undetermined.

       No checking is performed on the input file to detect accidental printing of garbage files.


       Paolo  Severini  -  (MSDOS  support  by  Kenneth  H. Carpenter -;  preprocessor papersize option and -date  switch  by  Gabor  J.  Toth  -

                                         January 28, 1995                                  ATP(1)