Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 01 May 2000Index
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pbmpage - create a one page test pattern for printing
generates a one page test pattern to print on a sheet of paper, for use in
calibrating a printer. The test pattern in is PBM format.
produces an image intended for 600 dots per inch printer resolution.
If you are printing on an HP PPA printer, you can convert the output
of this program to a stream that you can feed to the printer with
Bear in mind that when you print the test pattern, you are testing not
only the printer, but any converter or driver software along the
printing path. Any one of these components may adjust margins, crop
the image, erase edges, and such.
If, due to addition of margins, the printer refuses to print the image
because it is too big, use
to cut the right and bottom edges off the test pattern until it is
small enough to print.
is the number of the test pattern to generate, as follows. The default is
A grid ruled in numbers of pixels. The outermost rules are exactly at the
edges of the paper.
A vertical line segment, one pixel wide, extending 1/2" up from the
exact center of the page.
Two diagonal line segments, one starting at the upper left corner of the
page, the other starting from the lower left corner of the page. Both
extend 1/2" toward the center of the page at 45 degrees.
Generate an image for A4 (European) paper. Without this option,
generates an image for US standard paper (8 1/2" wide x 11" high).
Tim Norman. Copyright (C) 1998. Licensed under GNU Public License
Manual page by Bryan Henderson, May 2000.
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