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epstopdf, repstopdf - convert an EPS file to PDF
By default, epstopdf
converts the input PostScript file to PDF,
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
PJL commands at the start of a file are removed. DOS EPS binary files
(TN 5002) are supported.
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, though, to avoid possible collisions with new options in the
General script options:
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: off).
scan ExactBoundingBox (default: off).
read standard input and (unless --outfile is given) write standard
output (default: off).
run Ghostscript (default: on). 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: off).
turn on restricted mode (default: [on for repstopdf, else off]);
this forbids the use of --gscmd and --gsopt and imposes
restrictions on the input and output file names according to the values
of openin_any and openout_any (see the Web2c manual, http://tug.org/web2c).
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, 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: on).
use -sDEVICE=dev (default: pdfwrite); not all devices are allowed
in restricted mode.
embed fonts (default: on).
use -dPDFSETTINGS=/val (default is `prepress' if --embed,
else empty); recognized val choices: screen, ebook, printer,
use -q, a.k.a. -dQUIET (default: off).
- --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
--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.
Examples all equivalently converting `test.eps' to `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 producing epstopdf's attempt at corrected PostScript:
$program --nogs test.ps >testcorr.ps
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 supported.
Report bugs in the program or this man page to firstname.lastname@example.org. When
reporting bugs, please include an input file and the command line
options specified, so the problem can be reproduced.
The epstopdf LaTeX package, part of the oberdiek bundle, which automates
running this script on the fly under TeX: http://ctan.org/pkg/epstopdf-pkg.
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: http://tug.org/epstopdf.
You may freely use, modify and/or distribute this file.
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