pdftopbm



pdftopbm(1)                                                        pdftopbm(1)




NAME

       pdftopbm - Portable Document Format (PDF) to Portable Bitmap (PBM) con-
       verter (version 1.01)


SYNOPSIS

       pdftopbm [options] PDF-file PBM-root


DESCRIPTION

       Pdftopbm converts Portable Document Format (PDF)  files  to  black-and-
       white image files in Portable Bitmap (PBM) format.

       Pdftopbm reads the PDF file, PDF-file, and writes one PBM file for each
       page, PBM-root-nnnnnn.pbm, where nnnnnn is the page number.


CONFIGURATION FILE

       Pdftopbm reads a configuration file at startup.  It first tries to find
       the  user's  private config file, ~/.xpdfrc.  If that doesn't exist, it
       looks for a system-wide config file, typically  /etc/xpdfrc  (but  this
       location can be changed when pdftopbm is built).  See the xpdfrc(5) man
       page for details.


OPTIONS

       Many of the following options can be set with configuration  file  com-
       mands.  These are listed in square brackets with the description of the
       corresponding command line option.

       -f number
              Specifies the first page to convert.

       -l number
              Specifies the last page to convert.

       -r number
              Specifies the resolution, in DPI.  The default is 150 DPI.

       -opw password
              Specify the owner password for the  PDF  file.   Providing  this
              will bypass all security restrictions.

       -upw password
              Specify the user password for the PDF file.

       -q     Don't print any messages or errors.  [config file: errQuiet]

       -v     Print copyright and version information.

       -h     Print usage information.  (-help and --help are equivalent.)


BUGS

       Pdftopbm  uses X to do the rendering, so it is limited by the capabili-
       ties and performance of the X server.  In  particular,  high-resolution
       output requires lots of memory.  Also, non-scalable fonts will not look
       great.


AUTHOR

       The pdftopbm software and documentation are copyright 1996-2002 Glyph &
       Cog, LLC.


SEE ALSO

       xpdf(1),  pdftops(1),  pdftotext(1),  pdfinfo(1),  pdffonts(1),  pdfim-
       ages(1), xpdfrc(5)
       http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/



                                  20 May 2002                      pdftopbm(1)

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