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NAME

       pdf2fax - image Portable Document Format file for facsimile transmission by HylaFAX

SYNOPSIS

       /var/spool/hylafax/bin/pdf2fax [ options ] [ files...  ]

DESCRIPTION

       pdf2fax takes Portable Document Format (PDF) input and generates a TIFF Class F image file
       suitable for facsimile transmission.  It is  usually  invoked  by  the  HylaFAX  scheduler
       process,  faxq(8).   PDF  imaging is typically done using the freely available Ghostscript
       software.

       pdf2fax is actually a link (symbolic or otherwise) to the script appropriate for  the  PDF
       imaging tool.  The link is setup when the faxsetup(8) script is run to configure a HylaFAX
       server machine for use.

       Input files containing PDF may be specified on the command line.  If none are given,  then
       pdf2fax will read from standard input.

       By  default, pdf2fax will generate a 98 line/inch output document whose page width is 1728
       pixels and page length is 297 mm (a standard  A4  page  at  low  resolution).   Horizontal
       resolution  is  always  204  dpi.   Command  line  options may be used to select alternate
       vertical resolution and page dimensions.

       If no filename is given, pdf2fax writes its output to a file named pdf.fax; the -o  option
       can be used to specify an alternate filename.

       By  default,  output is compressed using the standard Group 3 1D-encoding scheme, with EOL
       codes padded to byte boundaries.  If the -2 option is specified, output  is  encoded  with
       the optional Group 3 2D-encoding scheme (EOL codes are still padded to byte boundaries).

       This script can modify outgoing facsimile, such as watermarking, To do this create a shell
       script etc/FaxModify in the spooling area that alters the document.

       Note that bin/pdf2fax is  usually  just  a  link  to  a  shell  script  that  invokes  the
       appropriate PDF RIP to do the work.

OPTIONS

       The following operations are recognized:

       -1        Write Group 3 1D-encoded data to the output file.

       -2        Write Group 3 2D-encoded data to the output file.

       -3        Write Group 4 MMR-encoded data to the output file.

       -m pages  Set  the maximum number of pages that are permitted in the output file.  If more
                 pages are present in the input document then abort processing.

       -o file   Write output to the specified file instead of the default pdf.fax filename.

       -w width  Set the output page width, in pixels.  By default, pages are 1728 pixels wide.

       -l length Set  the  output  page  length  in  millimeters.   By  default,  pages  are  297
                 millimeters long.

       -r vres   Set the vertical resolution, in lines/inch, at which to image the PDF.

RUNTIME ENVIRONMENT

       Before  user-supplied  PDF is passed to the PDF interpreter, a limited number of operators
       are defined.  These operators are operators commonly found in a  LaserWriter  printer  and
       (sometimes) generated by Macintosh-based applications.

       The  default  Display  PDF-based  execution environment includes support for the following
       fonts:
       AvantGarde-Book           Helvetica-Bold                  Palatino-BoldItalic
       AvantGarde-BookOblique    Helvetica-BoldOblique           Palatino-Italic
       AvantGarde-Demi           Helvetica-Narrow                Palatino-Roman
       AvantGarde-DemiOblique    Helvetica-Narrow-Bold           StoneSerif
       Bookman-Demi              Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique    Symbol
       Bookman-DemiItalic        Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique        Tekton
       Bookman-Light             Helvetica-Oblique               Times-Bold
       Bookman-LightItalic       Lithos-Bold                     Times-BoldItalic
       Courier                   NewCenturySchlbk-Bold           Times-Italic
       Courier-Bold              NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic     Times-Roman
       Courier-BoldOblique       NewCenturySchlbk-Italic         ZapfChancery-MediumItalic
       Courier-Oblique           NewCenturySchlbk-Roman          ZapfDingbats
       Helvetica                 Palatino-Bold
       Note that this is the same set of fonts supported by the DPS extension to the X server.

       The default Ghostscript-based environment  is  more  uncertain;  consult  the  Ghostscript
       documentation for information on what fonts are available.

BUGS

       Output  from  the  Display PDF version of this command is encoded according to the Display
       PDF binary encoding protocol.

       Ghostscript-based versions of this program fail to  exit  with  non-zero  status  when  an
       invalid PDF document is processed; this makes it problematic for the HylaFAX queue manager
       to determine when a problem arises when preparing a job for transmission.

SEE ALSO

       sendfax(1), faxq(8), hylafax-server(5)

                                          March 08, 2001                               PDF2FAX(8)