pbmpage



Pbmpage User Manual(0)                                  Pbmpage User Manual(0)




NAME

       pbmpage - create a one page test pattern for printing



SYNOPSIS

       pbmpage [-a4] test_pattern



DESCRIPTION

       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       pbmpage 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.

       pbmpage produces an image intended for 600 dots per inch printer  reso-
       lution.

       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  pbm-
       toppa.

       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 print-
       ing  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 pamcut to cut the right and bottom edges off
       the test pattern until it is small enough to print.

       test_pattern  is the number of the test pattern to  generate,  as  fol-
       lows.  The default is 1.



       1      A  black  on white grid ruled in numbers of pixels.  A black one
              pixel box is at the very edges of the paper.

              Before Netpbm 10.18 (August 2003), the  perimeter  box  was  not
              there.


       2      A  vertical line segment, one pixel wide, extending 1/2’ up from
              the exact center of the page.

       3      Two diagonal line segments, one starting at the upper left  cor-
              ner  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.




OPTIONS

       -a4    Generate an image for A4 (European) paper.  Without this option,
              pbmpage generates an image for US standard paper (8 1/2’ wide  x
              11’ high).





SEE ALSO

       pbmtoppa(1), pamcut(1), pbm(1)



AUTHOR

       Tim Norman.  Copyright (C) 1998.  Licensed under GNU Public License

       Manual  page  by  Bryan Henderson, May 2000.  Contributed to the public
       domain by its author.



netpbm documentation              01 May 2000           Pbmpage User Manual(0)

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