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PROGRAM:

NAME


ppdfilt - insert printer specific code into a PS job.

SYNOPSIS


ppdfilt [-p|--ppd ppdfilename ] [-c|--copies num ] [-o|-Z|--options option:value ]
[-4|--4up] [-2|--2up] [-n|--nup numpages ] [-D] [-d [ Tumble | NoTumble ]] [ file ]
ppdfilt [-V|--version]
ppdfilt [-?|--help]

DESCRIPTION


ppdfilt is designed to be a flexible command used by either users or within a print
filter. ppdfilt processes a Postscript file to add commands that implement the options as
specified in a PPD file; it outputs then the result on standard out. By default ppdfilt
will read a Postscript file from stdin and it will fetch the ppd specified in the PPD
environmental variable.

OPTIONS


-? or --help
Print out a brief help message and then exit.

-2 or --2up
Print at the document in such a way that every page is rotated 90 degress and then
shrunk down to 50 percent so that two pages of information fit on one piece of
paper.

-4 or --4up
Print at the document in such a way that every page is shrunk down to 25 percent
so that four pages of information fit on one piece of paper.

-c or --copies
Specify the number of copies that are printed.

-d or --duplex [Tumble or NoTumble]
If the printer is so equipped. Print on both sides of the piece of paper. There are
two kinds of duplexing depending on which edge you are going to bind the document.
The default is NoTumble which is most appropriate for portrait printing where you
are going to bind along the long edge. Tumble is more appropriate when you are
printing landscape and binding along the long edge.

-D or --duplex-tumble
If the printer is so equipped. Print on both sides of the piece of paper such that
if you are printing landscape and binding along the long edge or if your are
printing portrait and binding along the short edge, the pages will appear right
side up.

-p or --ppd ppdfilename
Specify the ppd filename rather than use the one specified in the environmental
variable PPD.

-o or -Z or --option option:value
This argument allows you the flexibility to specify all the options available in
the PPD file as well as the special non-ppd options listed below. You may have as
many "-o" options on the command line as you like. You may have also multiple
"option:value" pairs separated by commas in one "-o".

-V or --version
Print out the version number and exit.

NON PPD OPTIONS


Most options are specified in the PPD files. However, there are some options which are
built into pstops/ppdfilt program for convience. An example of this is Nup which is
implemented without the use of any device specific code from the PPD file. (The default is
listed in all caps.)

page-ranges: lower-upper
There is one page range that you can set. This limits the number of pages that are
printed to the ones between the lower and upper.

page-set: odd | even | ALL
This allows you to specify printing either odd or even pages only.

Collate: true | FALSE
When printing multiple copies. Collate the copies such that all the pages from one
document are grouped together with the printout.

OutputOrder: FORWARD | reverse

number-up: 1 | 2 | 4
The default for this option is 1. This selects if the document is printed normally,
half size with two pages per sheet of pager, or quarter size with four pages per
sheet of paper.

gamma: value
Set the gamma of the print job.

brightness: value
Set the brightness of the print job.

REPORTING BUGS


https://sourceforge.net/bugs/?group_id=1658

22 May 2000 ppdfilt(1)

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