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EPSTOPDF

EPSTOPDF

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NAME

epstopdf, repstopdf - convert an EPS file to PDF  

SYNOPSIS

epstopdf [options] [epsfile]  

DESCRIPTION

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. This means that when Ghostscript renders it, the result needs no cropping, and the PDF MediaBox is correct. By default, the result is piped to Ghostscript and a PDF version written.

If the bounding box is not right, of course, there are problems.  

OPTIONS

--outfile=file
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.
--[no]compress
use compression (default: on).
--[no]debug
write debugging info (default: off).
--[no]embed
embed fonts (default: on).
--[no]exact
scan ExactBoundingBox (default: off).
--[no]filter
read standard input and (unless --outfile is given) write standard output(default: off).
--[no]gs
run Ghostscript (default: on).
--[no]hires
scan HiresBoundingBox (default: off).
--gscmd=val
pipe output to val (default: [gswin32c on Windows, else gs])
--res=dpi
set image resolution (default: [use gs default])
--autorotate=val
set AutoRotatePages (default: None); recognized val choices: None, All, PageByPage. For EPS files, PageByPage is equivalent to All.
--restricted=val
turn on restricted mode (default: [on for repstopdf, else off]); this forbids the use of --gscmd 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).
--help
display help message and exit
--version
display version information and exit
 

EXAMPLES

Examples which produce "test.pdf":
epstopdf test.eps
produce postscript | epstopdf --filter >test.pdf
produce postscript | epstopdf -f -d -o=test.pdf
Example: look for HiresBoundingBox and produce corrected PostScript:
epstopdf -d --nogs --hires test.ps >testcorr.ps 
 

BUGS

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 tex-k@tug.org. When reporting bugs, please include an input file and the command line options specified, so the problem can be reproduced.  

SEE ALSO

gs(1), pdfcrop(1).

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.  

AUTHOR

The script was originally written by Sebastian Rahtz, for Elsevier Science, with subsequent contributions from Thomas Esser, Gerben Wierda 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.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLES
BUGS
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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