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xpdfrc - configuration file for xpdf (xpopple)
The xpdf program reads a single configuration file. If you have a .xpdfrc file in your home directory, it will be read. Otherwise, a system-wide configuration file will be read from /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc, if it exists. (This is its default location; depending on build options, it may be placed elsewhere.) The xpdfrc file consists of a series of configuration options, one per line. Blank lines and lines starting with a '#' (comments) are ignored. Arguments may be quoted, using "double-quote" characters, e.g., for file names that contain spaces. The following sections list all of the configuration options, sorted into functional groups. There is an examples section at the end. Note that all settings are case-sensitive; in particular, boolean options are "yes" and "no" (rather than "Yes" or "No").
include config-file Includes the specified config file. The effect of this is equivalent to inserting the contents of config-file directly into the parent config file in place of the include command. Config files can be nested arbitrarily deeply.
GENERAL FONT CONFIGURATION
fontFile PDF-font-name font-file Maps a PDF font, PDF-font-name, to a font for display or PostScript output. The font file, font-file, can be any type allowed in a PDF file. This command can be used for 8-bit or 16-bit (CID) fonts.
psPaperSize width(pts) height(pts) Sets the paper size for PostScript output. The width and height parameters give the paper size in PostScript points (1 point = 1/72 inch). psPaperSize letter | legal | A4 | A3 | match Sets the paper size for PostScript output to a standard size. The default paper size is set when xpdf and pdftops are built, typically to "letter" or "A4". This can also be set to "match", which will set the paper size to match the size specified in the PDF file. psImageableArea llx lly urx ury Sets the imageable area for PostScript output. The four integers are the coordinates of the lower-left and upper-right corners of the imageable region, specified in points (with the origin being the lower-left corner of the paper). This defaults to the full paper size; the psPaperSize option will reset the imageable area coordinates. psCrop yes | no If set to "yes", PostScript output is cropped to the CropBox specified in the PDF file; otherwise no cropping is done. This defaults to "yes". psExpandSmaller yes | no If set to "yes", PDF pages smaller than the PostScript imageable area are expanded to fill the imageable area. Otherwise, no scalling is done on smaller pages. This defaults to "no". psShrinkLarger yes | no If set to yes, PDF pages larger than the PostScript imageable area are shrunk to fit the imageable area. Otherwise, no scaling is done on larger pages. This defaults to "yes". psDuplex yes | no If set to "yes", the generated PostScript will set the "Duplex" pagedevice entry. This tells duplex-capable printers to enable duplexing. This defaults to "no". psLevel level1 | level1sep | level2 | level2sep | level3 | level3Sep Sets the PostScript level to generate. This defaults to "level2". psFile file-or-command Sets the default PostScript file or print command for xpdf. Commands start with a '|' character; anything else is a file. If the file name or command contains spaces it must be quoted. This defaults to unset, which tells xpdf to generate a name of the form <file>.ps for a PDF file <file>.pdf.
textEncoding encoding-name Sets the encoding to use for text output. (This can be overridden with the "-enc" switch on the command line.) The encoding-name must be defined with the unicodeMap command (see above). This defaults to "Latin1".
initialZoom percentage | page | width | height Sets the initial zoom factor. A number specifies a zoom percentage, where 100 means 72 dpi. You may also specify 'page', to fit the page to the window size, 'width', to fit the page width to the window width, or 'height', to fit the page height to the window height. continuousView yes | no If set to "yes", xpdf will start in continuous view mode, i.e., with one vertical screoll bar for the whole document. This defaults to "no". overprintPreview yes | no If set to "yes", generate overprint preview output, honoring the OP/op/OPM settings in the PDF file. Ignored for non-CMYK output. The default value is "no". launchCommand command Sets the command executed when you click on a "launch"-type link. The intent is for the command to be a program/script which determines the file type and runs the appropriate viewer. The command line will consist of the file to be launched, followed by any parameters specified with the link. Do not use "%s" in "command". By default, this is unset, and Xpdf will simply try to execute the file (after prompting the user). urlCommand command Sets the command executed when you click on a URL link. The string "%s" will be replaced with the URL. (See the example below.) This has no default value. movieCommand command Sets the command executed when you click on a movie annotation. The string "%s" will be replaced with the movie file name. This has no default value. bind modifiers-key context command ... Add a key or mouse button binding. Modifiers can be zero or more of: shift- ctrl- alt- Key can be a regular ASCII character, or any one of: space tab return enter backspace insert delete home end pgup pgdn left / right / up / down (arrow keys) f1 .. f35 (function keys) mousePress1 .. mousePress7 (mouse buttons) mouseRelease1 .. mouseRelease7 (mouse buttons) Context is either "any" or a comma-separated combination of: fullScreen / window (full screen mode on/off) continuous / singlePage (continuous mode on/off) overLink / offLink (mouse over link or not) scrLockOn / scrLockOff (scroll lock on/off) The context string can include only one of each pair in the above list. Command is an Xpdf command (see the COMMANDS section of the xpdf(1) man page for details). Multiple commands are separated by whitespace. The bind command replaces any existing binding, but only if it was defined for the exact same modifiers, key, and context. All tokens (modifiers, key, context, commands) are case-sensitive. Example key bindings: # bind ctrl-a in any context to the nextPage # command bind ctrl-a any nextPage # bind uppercase B, when in continuous mode # with scroll lock on, to the reload command # followed by the prevPage command bind B continuous,scrLockOn reload prevPage See the xpdf(1) man page for more examples. unbind modifiers-key context Removes a key binding established with the bind command. This is most useful to remove default key bindings before establishing new ones (e.g., if the default key binding is given for "any" context, and you want to create new key bindings for multiple contexts). printCommands yes | no If set to "yes", drawing commands are printed as they're executed (useful for debugging). This defaults to "no". errQuiet yes | no If set to "yes", this suppresses all error and warning messages from all of the Xpdf tools. This defaults to "no".
OBSOLETE CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
The following options were accepted by earlier versions of Xpdf but are no longer allowed. In most cases, this is because they control rendering options that Poppler does not support, or they were only used by tools other than Xpdf itself. antialias yes | no Obsolete. Controlled the use of font anti-aliasing in the PDF rasterizer. antialiasPrinting yes | no Obsolete. Controlled the use of font anti-aliasing when printing. cidToUnicode Obsolete. Specified a file with the mapping from character collection to Unicode. cMapDir registry-ordering dir Obsolete. Specified a search directory for CMaps for a character collection. disableFreeTypeHinting yes | no Obsolete. Forced FreeType hinting to be disabled. displayCIDFontX registry-ordering XLFD encoding-name Obsolete. Mapped a character collection to an X font for display. displayFontX PDF-font-name XLFD encoding-name Obsolete. Mapped a PDF font to an X font for display. displayNamedCIDFontX PDF-font-name XLFD encoding-name Obsolete. Mapped a PDF CID font to an X font for display. drawAnnotations yes | no Obsolete. Controlled whether annotations would be drawn or printed. enableFreeType yes | no Obsolete. Controlled whether FreeType was used for font rasterization. enableT1lib yes | no Obsolete. Controlled whether t1lib was used for font rasterization. enableXFA yes | no Obsolete. Controlled whether XFA forms were rendered in place of AcroForms. fontDir dir Obsolete. Specified a search directory for font files. fontFileCC registry-ordering font-file Obsolete. Mapped a character collection to a font. fontmap Obsolete. From the configuration file format used before Xpdf 1.0. fontpath Obsolete. From the configuration file format used before Xpdf 1.0. freetypeControl none | plain | low | high Obsolete. Set the type of font rendering for FreeType to use. mapExtTrueTypeFontsViaUnicode yes | no Obsolete. Controlled how character codes were mapped when using external TrueType fonts. mapNumericCharNames yes | no Obsolete. Controlled how numeric character names in font subsets were mapped. mapUnknownCharNames yes | no Obsolete. Controlled how unrecognized glyph names were mapped. minLineWidth float Obsolete. Set the minimum line width during rasterization. nameToUnicode map-file Obsolete. Specified a file with the mapping from character names to Unicode. psASCIIHex yes | no Obsolete. Controlled whether the ASCIIHexEncode filter was be used for binary data in PostScript output. psAlwaysRasterize yes | no Obsolete. Controlled whether all PostScript output would be rasterized. psCenter yes | no Obsolete. Controlled whether small PDF pages were centered in PostScript output. psEmbedCIDPostScriptFonts yes | no Obsolete. Prevented embedding of CID PostScript fonts in PostScript output. psEmbedCIDTrueTypeFonts yes | no Obsolete. Prevented embedding of CID TrueType fonts in PostScript output. psEmbedTrueTypeFonts yes | no Obsolete. Prevented embedding of TrueType fonts in PostScript output. psEmbedType1Fonts yes | no Obsolete. Prevented embedding of Type 1 fonts in PostScript output. psFontPassthrough yes | no Obsolete. Caused 8-bit font names to be passed through to the PostScript output without substitution. psLZW yes | no Obsolete. Controlled whether the LZWEncode filter was used for lossless compression in PostScript output. psMinLineWidth float Obsolete. Set the minimum line width for PostScript output. psOPI yes | no Obsolete. Generated PostScript OPI comments for all images and forms which have OPI information. psPreload yes | no Obsolete. Controlled whether forms and images were preloaded in PostScript output. psRasterMono yes | no Obsolete. Made rasterized pages in PS files monochrome instead of color. psRasterResolution float Obsolete. Set the resolution for rasterized pages in PostScript output. psRasterSliceSize pixels Obsolete. Set the maximum slice size used in rasterized PostScript output. psResidentFont PDF-font-name PS-font-name Obsolete. Indicated additional printer-resident PostScript fonts. psResidentFont16 PDF-font-name wMode PS-font-name encoding Obsolete. Indicated additional printer-resident PostScript fonts. psResidentFontCC registry-ordering wMode PS-font-name encoding Obsolete. Indicated additional printer-resident PostScript fonts. psUncompressPreloadedImages yes | no Obsolete. Made all preloaded images in PostScript files uncompressed. psUseCropBoxAsPage yes | no Obsolete. Controlled whether PostScript output treats the CropBox as the page size. screenBlackThreshold float Obsolete. Set the black threshold for halftoning. screenDotRadius integer Obsolete. Set the halftone screen dot radius. screenGamma float Obsolete. Set the halftone screen gamma correction parameter. screenSize integer Obsolete. Set the size of the halftone screen threshold matrix. screenType dispersed | clustered | stochasticClustered Obsolete. Set the halftone screen type when generating 1-bit bitmaps. screenWhiteThreshold float Obsolete. Set the white threshold for halftoning. strokeAdjust yes | no Obsolete. Controlled the use of stroke adjustment during antialiasing. t1libControl none | plain | low | high Obsolete. Set the type of font rendering for t1lib to use. textEOL unix | dos | mac Obsolete. Set the end-of-line convention to use for text output. textKeepTinyChars yes | no Obsolete. Controlled whether very small characters were discarded in text output. textPageBreaks yes | no Obsolete. Controlled whether page breaks were represented as form feed characters in text output. toUnicodeDir dir Obsolete. Specified a search directory for ToUnicode CMaps. unicodeMap encoding-name map-file Obsolete. Specified a mapping file from Unicode to a text output encoding. unicodeToUnicode font-name-substring map-file Obsolete. Specified a mapping file to work around PDF fonts which have incorrect Unicode information. vectorAntialias yes | no Obsolete. Controlled anti-aliasing of vector graphics during rasterization.
The following is a sample xpdfrc file. # use the Base-14 Type 1 fonts from ghostscript fontFile Times-Roman /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/n021003l.pfb fontFile Times-Italic /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/n021023l.pfb fontFile Times-Bold /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/n021004l.pfb fontFile Times-BoldItalic /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/n021024l.pfb fontFile Helvetica /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/n019003l.pfb fontFile Helvetica-Oblique /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/n019023l.pfb fontFile Helvetica-Bold /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/n019004l.pfb fontFile Helvetica-BoldOblique /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/n019024l.pfb fontFile Courier /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/n022003l.pfb fontFile Courier-Oblique /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/n022023l.pfb fontFile Courier-Bold /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/n022004l.pfb fontFile Courier-BoldOblique /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/n022024l.pfb fontFile Symbol /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/s050000l.pfb fontFile ZapfDingbats /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/d050000l.pfb # set some PostScript options psPaperSize letter psDuplex no psLevel level2 psFile "| lpr -Pprinter5" # set the text output options textEncoding UTF-8 # misc options launchCommand viewer-script urlCommand "netscape -remote 'openURL(%s)'"
/etc/xpdf/xpdfrc This is the default location for the system-wide configuration file. Depending on build options, it may be placed elsewhere. $HOME/.xpdfrc This is the user's configuration file. If it exists, it will be read in place of the system-wide file.
The original Xpdf software and documentation are copyright 1996–2014 Glyph & Cog, LLC. Modifications for Poppler support and further development were done by the Debian and Gentoo Xpdf maintainers, and by xpopple contributors.
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