pbm2ppa



pnm2ppa(5 Feb 2000)                                        pnm2ppa(5 Feb 2000)




NAME

       pbm2ppa  -  convert  portable bitmap (PBM) to HP’s Printing Performance
       Architecture (PPA) file format


SYNOPSIS

       pbm2ppa [options] [ <infile] > [ <outfile]> ] ]



DESCRIPTION

       Reads portable bitmap (PBM) format as input.  Outputs a stream suitable
       for  processing  by   Hewlett-Packard’s  range  of Printing Performance
       Architecture (PPA) printers.  pnm2ppa supports the HP 710c, 712c, 720c,
       722c, 820c, and 1000c series printers.

       (Portable   bitmap   (PBM)   format   output   can   be  produced  from
       PostScript(tm) input by the GhostScript driver "pbmraw".)





OPTIONS

       infile Input file infile is either a path to a file or device,  or  ’-’
              to indicate stdin (defaults to stdin)



       outfile
              Output file outfile is either a path to a file or device, or ’-’
              to indicate stdout (defaults to stdout)



       -b bottommargin
              Sets the bottom margin bottommargin in  units  of  1/600  inches
              (e.g.,  -b 150 = 0.25")



       -d     Displays the current configuration



       -f configfile
              Overrides  reading the configuration from /etc/pnm2ppa.conf, and
              uses configfile instead.



       -h     Displays program usage




       -l leftmargin
              Sets the left margin leftmargin in units of 1/600 inches  (e.g.,
              -l 150 = 0.25")



       -r rightmargin
              Sets  the  right  margin  rightmargin  in  units of 1/600 inches
              (e.g., -r 150 = 0.25")


       -s papersize
              Sets the paper size. Possible values for papersize are a4  (A4),
              letter  or  us  (US  Letter,  8.5"x11"),  and  legal  (US Legal,
              8.5"x14").  The default is US Letter.


       -t topmargin
              Sets the top margin topmargin in units of 1/600  inches  (ie  -t
              150 = 0.25")


       -v printertype
              Selects  the printer model.  Possible values of printertype are:
              710, 712, 720, 722, 820 and 1000.  The default is the HP DeskJet
              7X0 Series (710, 712, 720, 722).



       -x xoffset
              Sets  the  x-offset xoffset from the left of the page. Units are
              1/600 inches


       -y yoffset
              Sets the y-offset yoffset from the top of the  page.  Units  are
              1/600 inches




NOTES

       The  configuration  file  is read in first. Command line arguments then
       modify the resulting definitions.

       The -x and -y options accumulate. The -v option resets all  definitions
       back  to  an inbuilt default for that printer and should be used before
       subsequent -b -l -r, -t,  -x, and -y arguments.


SEE ALSO

       pbm(5)



FILES

       /etc/pbm2ppa.conf
              Default configuration file




AUTHOR

       This code is licensed under the  GNU  Public  License  version  2.  See
       LICENSE for details.

       (c) 1998  Tim Norman



HISTORY

       This  program  was written by Tim Norman. It originally supported black
       and white output on the 820 series. This program  is  almost  obsolete;
       its successor pnm2ppa will support color printing.


BUGS

       This is a stable driver, but does not support color printing.










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