pdftops

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
BUGS
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

NAME

pdftops − Portable Document Format (PDF) to PostScript converter (version 0.91)

SYNOPSIS

pdftops [options] [PDF-file [PS-file]]

DESCRIPTION

Pdftops converts Portable Document Format (PDF) files to PostScript so they can be printed.

Pdftops reads the PDF file, PDF-file, and writes a PostScript file, PS-file. If PS-file is not specified, pdftops converts file.pdf to file.ps (or file.eps with the -eps option). If PS-file is ´-’, the PostScript is sent to stdout.

OPTIONS

−f number

Specifies the first page to print.

−l number

Specifies the last page to print.

−paperw size

Set the paper width, in points.

−paperh size

Set the paper height, in points.

−level1

Generate Level 1 PostScript. The resulting PostScript files will be significantly larger (if they contain images), but will print on Level 1 printers. This also converts all images to black and white. The default behavior is to generate Level 2 PostScript. In particular, Level 2 supports color images and image compression.

−eps

Generate an Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file. An EPS file contains a single image, so if you use this option with a multi-page PDF file, you must use -f and -l to specify a single page.

−opi

Generate OPI comments for all images and forms which have OPI information. (This option is only available if pdftops was compiled with OPI support.)

−noemb

By default, any Type 1 fonts which are embedded in the PDF file are copied into the PostScript file. This option causes pdftops to substitute base fonts instead. Embedded fonts make PostScript files larger, but may be necessary for readable output.

−form

Generate a PostScript form which can be imported by software that understands forms. Only one page is converted (since forms cannot contain multiple pages) and the -l option is ignored. The -level1 option cannot be used with -form.

−upw password

Specify the user password for the PDF file.

−q

Don’t print any messages or errors.

−v

Print copyright and version information.

−h

Print usage information. (−help is equivalent.)

BUGS

No support for TrueType and Type 3 fonts.

AUTHOR

The pdftops software and documentation are copyright 1996-2000 Derek B. Noonburg (derekn@foolabs.com).

SEE ALSO

xpdf(1), pdftotext(1), pdfinfo(1), pdftopbm(1), pdfimages(1)
http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/