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       gropdf - PDF driver for groff


       gropdf [-delvs] [-F dir] [-p papersize] [-y foundry] [-u [cmapfile]] [files ...]

       It is possible to have whitespace between a command line option and its parameter.


       gropdf  translates  the  output of GNU troff to PDF.  Normally gropdf should be invoked by
       using the groff command with a -Tpdf option.  If no files  are  given,  gropdf  reads  the
       standard  input.   A  filename  of  -  also causes gropdf to read the standard input.  PDF
       output is written to the standard output.  When gropdf is run  by  groff  options  can  be
       passed to gropdf using groff's -P option.

       See section FONT INSTALLATION below for a guide how to install fonts for gropdf.


       -d     Include   debug   information  as  comments  within  the  PDF.   Also  produces  an
              uncompressed PDF.

       -e     Force all fonts to be embedded in the PDF.

       -Fdir  Prepend directory dir/devname to the search path for font, and  device  description
              files; name is the name of the device, usually pdf.

       -l     Print the document in landscape format.

              Set   physical   dimension   of  output  medium.   This  overrides  the  papersize,
              paperlength, and paperwidth  commands  in  the  DESC  file;  it  accepts  the  same
              arguments as the papersize command.  See groff_font (5) for details.

       -v     Print the version number.

              Set the foundry to use for selecting fonts of the same name.

       -e     Forces gropdf to embed ALL fonts (even the 14 base PDF fonts).

       -s     Append  a  comment  line  to end of PDF showing statistics, i.e. number of pages in
              document.  Ghostscript's ps2pdf complains about this line if it  is  included,  but
              works anyway.

              Gropdf  normally  includes a ToUnicode CMap with any font created using text.enc as
              the encoding file,  this  makes  it  easier  to  search  for  words  which  contain
              ligatures.   You  can include your own CMap by specifying a cmapfilename or have no
              CMap at all by omitting the argument.


       The input to gropdf must be in the format  output  by  troff(1).   This  is  described  in

       In  addition,  the device and font description files for the device used must meet certain
       requirements: The resolution must be an integer multiple of 72 times the  sizescale.   The
       pdf device uses a resolution of 72000 and a sizescale of 1000.

       The  device  description  file must contain a valid paper size; see groff_font(5) for more
       information.  gropdf uses the same Type 1 Adobe  postscript  fonts  as  the  grops  device
       driver.  Although the PDF Standard allows the use of other font types (like TrueType) this
       implementation only accepts the Type 1 postscript font.  Fewer Type 1 fonts are  supported
       natively in PDF documents than the standard 35 fonts supported by grops and all postscript
       printers, but all the fonts are available since any which aren't  supported  natively  are
       automatically embedded in the PDF.

       gropdf supports the concept of foundries, that is different versions of basically the same
       font.  During install a Foundry file controls where fonts are found and builds groff fonts
       from the files it discovers on your system.

       Each font description file must contain a command

              internalname psname

       which  says  that  the  PostScript  name of the font is psname.  Lines starting with # and
       blank lines are ignored.  The code  for  each  character  given  in  the  font  file  must
       correspond  to  the code in the default encoding for the font.  This code can be used with
       the \N escape sequence in troff to select the character, even if the  character  does  not
       have  a  groff  name.  Every character in the font file must exist in the PostScript font,
       and the widths given in the font file must match the widths used in the PostScript font.

       Note that gropdf is currently only able to display the first 256 glyphs in any font.  This
       restriction will be lifted in a later version.

       gropdf  can  automatically include the downloadable fonts necessary to print the document.
       Fonts may be in PFA or PFB format.

       Any downloadable fonts which should, when required, be included by gropdf must  be  listed
       in  the file /usr/share/groff/1.22.3/font/devpdf/download; this should consist of lines of
       the form

              foundry font filename

       where foundry is the foundry  name  or  blank  for  the  default  foundry.   font  is  the
       PostScript  name  of  the  font, and filename is the name of the file containing the font;
       lines beginning with # and blank lines are ignored;  fields  must  be  separated  by  tabs
       (spaces  are  not allowed); filename is searched for using the same mechanism that is used
       for groff font metric files.  The download file itself is also  searched  for  using  this
       mechanism;  currently,  only the first found file in the font path is used.  Foundry names
       are usually a single character (such as ‘U’ for the URW Foundry) or blank for the  default
       foundry.   This  default uses the same fonts as ghostscript uses when it embeds fonts in a
       PDF file.

       In the default setup there are styles called R, I, B, and BI mounted at font  positions  1
       to  4.  The fonts are grouped into families A, BM, C, H, HN, N, P, and T having members in
       each of these styles:

              AR     AvantGarde-Book
              AI     AvantGarde-BookOblique
              AB     AvantGarde-Demi
              ABI    AvantGarde-DemiOblique
              BMR    Bookman-Light
              BMI    Bookman-LightItalic
              BMB    Bookman-Demi
              BMBI   Bookman-DemiItalic
              CR     Courier
              CI     Courier-Oblique
              CB     Courier-Bold
              CBI    Courier-BoldOblique
              HR     Helvetica
              HI     Helvetica-Oblique
              HB     Helvetica-Bold
              HBI    Helvetica-BoldOblique
              HNR    Helvetica-Narrow
              HNI    Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique
              HNB    Helvetica-Narrow-Bold
              HNBI   Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique
              NR     NewCenturySchlbk-Roman
              NI     NewCenturySchlbk-Italic
              NB     NewCenturySchlbk-Bold
              NBI    NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic
              PR     Palatino-Roman
              PI     Palatino-Italic
              PB     Palatino-Bold
              PBI    Palatino-BoldItalic
              TR     Times-Roman
              TI     Times-Italic
              TB     Times-Bold
              TBI    Times-BoldItalic

       There is also the following font which is not a member of a family:

              ZCMI   ZapfChancery-MediumItalic

       There are also some special fonts called S for the PS Symbol font.  The lower  case  greek
       characters  are  automatically  slanted (to match the SymbolSlanted font (SS) available to
       postscript).  Zapf Dingbats is available as ZD, the "hand pointing left" glyph (\[lh])  is
       available  since  it has been defined using the \X'pdf: xrev' extension which reverses the
       direction of letters within words.

       The default color for \m and \M is black; for colors defined  in  the  ‘rgb’  color  space
       setrgbcolor is used, for ‘cmy’ and ‘cmyk’ setcmykcolor, and for ‘gray’ setgray.  Note that
       setcmykcolor is a PostScript LanguageLevel 2 command and thus not available on some  older

       gropdf understands some of the X commands produced using the \X escape sequences supported
       by grops.  Specifically, the following is supported.

       \X'ps: invis'
              Suppress output.

       \X'ps: endinvis'
              Stop suppressing output.

       \X'ps: exec gsave currentpoint 2 copy translate n rotate neg exch neg exch translate'
              where n is the angle of rotation.  This is to support the align command in gpic.

       \X'ps: exec grestore'
              Again used by gpic to restore after rotation.

       \X'ps: exec n setlinejoin'
              where n can be one of the following values.

              0 = Miter join
              1 = Round join
              2 = Bevel join

       \X'ps: exec n setlinecap'
              where n can be one of the following values.

              0 = Butt cap
              1 = Round cap, and
              2 = Projecting square cap

       \X'ps: ... pdfmark'
              All the pdfmark macros installed by using -m pdfmark or -m mspdf (see documentation
              in  ‘pdfmark.pdf’).   A subset of these macros are installed automatically when you
              use -Tpdf so you should not need to use ‘-m pdfmark’ for  using  most  of  the  PDF

       All other ps: tags are silently ignored.

       One \X special used by the DVI driver is also recognised:

              where  the  paper-size  parameter  is  the  same  as  the  papersize  command.  See
              groff_font(5) for details.  This means that you can alter the  page  size  at  will
              within  the  PDF  file being created by gropdf.  If you do want to change the paper
              size, it must be done before you start creating the page.

       In addition, gropdf supports  its  own  suite  of  pdf:  tags.   The  following  tags  are

       \X'pdf: pdfpic file alignment width height line-length'
              Place  an image of the specified width containing the PDF drawing from file file of
              desired width and  height  (if  height  is  missing  or  zero  then  it  is  scaled
              proportionally).   If  alignment is -L the drawing is left aligned.  If it is -C or
              -R a linelength greater than the width of the drawing  is  required  as  well.   If
              width is specified as zero then the width is scaled in proportion to the height.

       \X'pdf: xrev'
              This  toggles  a  flag  which  reverses the direction of printing letter by letter,
              i.e., each separate letter is reversed, not the entire word.  This  is  useful  for
              reversing  the  direction  of  glyphs  in  the  Dingbats font.  To return to normal
              printing repeat the command again.

       \X'pdf: markstart /ANN definition'
              The macros which support PDF Bookmarks  use  this  call  internally  to  start  the
              definition  of  bookmark  hotspot (user will have called ‘.pdfhref L’ with the text
              which will become the ‘hot spot’ region).  Normally this is never used except  from
              within the pdfmark macros.

       \X'pdf: markend'
              The  macros  which  support  PDF  Bookmarks  use  this  call internally to stop the
              definition of bookmark hotspot (user will have called ‘.pdfhref L’  with  the  text
              which  will become the ‘hot spot’ region).  Normally this is never used except from
              within the pdfmark macros.

       \X'pdf: marksuspend'
       \X'pdf: markrestart'
              If you are using page traps to produce headings, footings, etc., you  need  to  use
              these  in  case  a ‘hot spot’ crosses a page boundary, otherwise any text output by
              the heading or footing macro will be marked as part of the  ‘hot  spot’.   To  stop
              this  happening just place ‘.pdfmarksuspend’ and ‘.pdfmarkrestart’ at the start and
              end of the page trap macro, respectively.  (These are just convenience macros which
              emit the \X code.  These macros must only be used within page traps.)

   Importing graphics
       gropdf only supports importing other PDF files as graphics.  But that PDF file may contain
       any of the graphic formats supported by the PDF standard (such as JPEG, PNG,  GIF,  etc.).
       So  any  application which outputs PDF can be used as an embedded file in gropdf.  The PDF
       file you wish to insert must be a single page and the drawing must  just  fit  inside  the
       media  size  of  the  PDF file.  So, in inkscape(1) or gimp(1) (for example) make sure the
       canvas size just fits the image.

       The PDF  parser  used  in  gropdf  has  not  been  rigorously  tested  with  all  possible
       applications  which  produce  PDFs.   If  you find a single page PDF which fails to import
       properly, it is worth running it through the pdftk(1) program by issuing the command:

              pdftk oldfile.pdf output newfile.pdf

       You may find that newfile.pdf will now load successfully.

   TrueType and other font formats
       gropdf does not support any other fonts except Adobe Type 1 (PFA or PFB).


       This section gives a summary of the above explanations; it can  serve  as  a  step-by-step
       font installation guide for gropdf.

        ·  Convert  your font to something groff understands.  This is either a PostScript Type 1
           font in either PFA or PFB, together with an AFM file.

           The very first line in a PFA/PFB file contains this:


           A PFB file has this also in the first line, but  the  string  is  preceded  with  some
           binary bytes.

        ·  Convert  the  AFM  file to a groff font description file with the afmtodit(1) program.
           An example call is

                  afmtodit Foo-Bar-Bold.afm map/textmap FBB

           which converts the metric file ‘Foo-Bar-Bold.afm’ to the groff  font  ‘FBB’.   If  you
           have a font family which comes with normal, bold, italic, and bold italic faces, it is
           recommended to use the letters R, B, I, and BI,  respectively,  as  postfixes  in  the
           groff  font names to make groff's ‘.fam’ request work.  An example is groff's built-in
           Times-Roman font: The font family name is T, and the groff font names are TR, TB,  TI,
           and TBI.

        ·  Install both the groff font description files and the fonts in a ‘devpdf’ subdirectory
           of the font path which groff finds.  See the ENVIRONMENT section in the  troff(1)  man
           page  which  lists the actual value of the font path.  Note that groff doesn't use the
           AFM files (but it is a good idea to store them anyway).

        ·  Register all fonts which must be downloaded to the printer  in  the  ‘devpdf/download’
           file.   Only  the  first occurrence of this file in the font path is read.  This means
           that you should copy the default ‘download’ file to the first directory in  your  font
           path  and  add  your fonts there.  To continue the above example we assume that the PS
           font name for Foo-Bar-Bold.pfa is ‘XY-Foo-Bar-Bold’ (the PS font name is stored in the
           internalname  field in the ‘FBB’ file) and belongs to foundry ‘Fcq] thus the following
           line should be added to ‘download’:

                  F XY-Foo-Bar-Bold Foo-Bar-Bold.pfa

           Use a tab character to separate the fields, and the ‘foundry’ field should be null for
           the default foundry.


              A  list  of directories in which to search for the devname directory in addition to
              the default ones.  If, in the ‘download’ file, the font  file  has  been  specified
              with  a full path, no directories are searched.  See troff(1) and groff_font(5) for
              more details.

              A timestamp (expressed as seconds since the Unix epoch)  to  use  as  the  creation
              timestamp in place of the current time.


              Device description file.

              Font description file for font F.

              Font description file for font F (using foundry U rather than the default foundry).

              List of downloadable fonts.

              A Perl script used during install to locate suitable fonts.

              Encoding used for text fonts.

              Macros for use with gropdf; automatically loaded by troffrc.


       afmtodit(1), groff(1), grops(1), troff(1), grops(1), pfbtops(1), groff_out(5),
       groff_font(5), groff_char(7), groff_tmac(5)


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