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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       pdftopbm - Portable Document Format (PDF) to Portable Bitmap (PBM) converter
 (version 1.00)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       pdftopbm [options] PDF-file PBM-root

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       Pdftopbm converts Portable Document Format (PDF)  files	to  black-andwhite
 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.


       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  /usr/local/etc/xpdfrc
       (but  this  location  can  be changed when pdftopbm is built).  See the
       xpdfrc(5) man page for details.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Many of the following options can be set with configuration  file  commands.
  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    [Toc]    [Back]

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

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       The pdftopbm software and documentation are copyright  1996-2002  Derek
       B. Noonburg (derekn@foolabs.com).

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       xpdf(1),  pdftops(1),  pdftotext(1),  pdfinfo(1),  pdffonts(1),	pdfim-
       ages(1), xpdfrc(5)

				  01 Feb 2002			   pdftopbm(1)
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