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ACROREAD(1)							   ACROREAD(1)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     acroread -	Adobe Acrobat Reader

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     acroread [	options	] [file	... ]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     acroread is a shell script	that launches the Adobe	Acrobat	Reader
     program.  The program's features are fully	documented in The Acrobat
     Help, an on-line prgram guide which is available from the product's Help

     Acrobat Reader is part of the Adobe Acrobat family	of software that lets
     you view, distribute, print, and save documents in	Portable Document
     Format (PDF)-regardless of	the computer, operating	system,	fonts, or
     application used to create	the original file.  PDF	files retain all the
     formatting, fonts,	and graphics of	the original document, and virtually
     any document can be converted into	PDF.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

     -display host:display
	  This option specifies	the host and display to	use.

     -geometry [<width>x<height>][{+|-}<x offset>{+|-}<y offset>]
	  Size and/or location of the document windows.

	  Prints a summary of the common command-line options.

	  Prints a summary of all command-line options.

	  Launches acroread in an iconic state on the desktop.

     -name application name
	  Specifies the	name under which resources for the application should
	  be found.

     -setenv var=value
	  Tells	the main application to	perform	the equivalent of C-shell
	  setenv var value.

	  Indicates files listed on the	command	line are temporary files and
	  should not be	put in the recent file list.  The document title will
	  be the title in the pdf document, instead of the filename.

     -tempFileTitle title
	  Same as -tempFile, except the	title is specified.

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     -toPostScript [options] pdf_file ... [ps_dir]

     -toPostScript [options] -pairs pdf_file_1 ps_file_1 ...

     -toPostScript [options]
	  Convert PDF files to PostScript.

	  In the first form, if	the last file specified	is a directory,	then
	  all preceding	files will be converted	to PostScript and the
	  generated PostScript files will be placed into ps_dir.  If a
	  directory is not specified, then each	PostScript file	will be	placed
	  in the same directory	as its corresponding original PDF files.

	  In the second	form, the file list contains pairs, each consisting of
	  a PDF	filename and a corresponding PostScript	filename.

	  The third form allows	acroread to be used as a filter, reading a PDF
	  file from standard input and writing the PostScript file to standard

	  The following	are valid options for the conversion of	PDF to

	       emit binary PostScript where possible

	  -end <int>
	       identify	the last page in the document to be converted (default
	       is the last page	of the document)

	       emit PostScript such that all fonts are emitted once at the
	       beginning of the	document.  This	results	in faster transmission
	       times and smaller PostScript documents but requires more
	       PostScript printer VM.

	       rotate the pages	to print landscape

	       reverse the page	order of the output

	  -odd emit only odd-numbered pages

	       emit only even-numbered pages

	       don't print annotations

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	       emit Level 1 PostScript (default	is Level 2)

	       emit Level 2 PostScript

	       emit Level 3 PostScript

	       use the printer default halftones.

	  -scale <int>
	       scale the pages according to the	scale factor (default is 100

	       scale the pages to fit the page size

	  -size	<pagesize>
	       set the page size.  The following page sizes are	recognized:
		   letter - letter size	paper
		   tabloid - tabloid size paper
		   ledger - ledger size	paper
		   legal - legal size paper
		   executive - executive size paper
		   a3 -	standard A3 size
		   a4 -	standard A4 size
		   a5 -	standard A5 size
		   b4 -	standard B4 size
		   b5 -	standard B5 size
		   wxh - custom	size paper; w and h are	in points

	  -start <int>
	       identify	the first page in the document to be converted
	       (default	is the first page of the document)

	  Use of this option requires X	and Display PostScript.	 If they are
	  not available	locally, a suitable machine may	be specified with the
	  -display option.

	  If the application is	already	running	on this	machine, displaying on
	  this display,	and has	the same application name (specified by	the
	  -name	option). Then a	message	is sent	to the application telling it
	  to open any files specified on the command line. If the application
	  is not already running, the application starts normally.

	  The application starts normally without checking if it is already

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     -visual visual class [depth=<depth>]

     -visual id=<visual	id>

     -visual best

     -visual default
	  Specifies a visual.

	  In the first form, the visual	class (specified by either its name or
	  number) with an option depth determine the visual to use.

	  In the second	form, the visual id is specified. The prefix 0x	must
	  be used for hexadecimal numbers.

	  The third form uses an internal algorithm based on depth and visual

	  The fourth form simply uses the default visual.

	  Note that PseudoColor	visuals	of depth greater than 8, and
	  DirectColor visuals are not supported.

     -xrm X resource specification
	  Standard X windows resource specification on command line.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /usr/bin/acroread			Acrobat	Reader launch script
					Acrobat	Reader executable
					X resources file used by Acrobat
					Adobe privileged plugin	which
					facilitates a connection with your web

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

     PostScript, Display PostScript and	Acrobat	are trademarks of Adobe
     Systems Incorporated which	may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
     Unix is a registered trademark of Unix System Laboratories, a wholly
     owned subsidiary of Novell, Inc.  X Window	System is a trademark of the
     Massachusetts Institute of	Technology.

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