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       epstopdf, repstopdf - convert an EPS file to PDF


       epstopdf [options] [epsfile [pdffile.pdf]]


       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.

       By default, the output name is the input name with any extension  replaced  by  .pdf.   An
       output  name  ending with .pdf can also be given as a second argument on the command line,
       or the --outfile (-o) option can be used with any name.

       The output is PDF 1.5 by default; use, e.g.,
       to change this. (Until epstopdf 2.28  (released  September  2018),  the  PDF  version  was
       whatever the underlying Ghostscript or other interpreter produced by default.)

       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 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: false).

              scan ExactBoundingBox (default: false).

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

              run  Ghostscript  (default:  true).   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: false).

              turn  on  restricted mode (default: [true for repstopdf, else false]); this forbids
              the use of --gscmd and other options 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 and 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:   true);   if   turned   off,   passes

              use -sDEVICE=dev (default: pdfwrite); not allowed in restricted mode.

              embed   fonts   (default:   true);   passes  -dMaxSubsetPct=100  -dSubsetFonts=true

              grayscale   output   (default:   false);   passes    -sColorConversionStrategy=Gray

              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: false).

       --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.


       These examples all equivalently convert `test.eps' to `test.pdf':
       epstopdf test.eps
       epstopdf test.eps test.pdf
       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 epstopdf's attempt at correcting 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 man page.

                                        17 September 2018                             EPSTOPDF(1)