epstopdf



EPSTOPDF(1)                                                        EPSTOPDF(1)




NAME

       epstopdf - convert an EPS file to PDF


SYNOPSIS

       epstopdf [options] epsfile


DESCRIPTION

       epstopdf transforms the Encapsulated PostScript file epsfile so that it
       is guaranteed to start at the 0,0 coordinate, and it sets a  page  size
       exactly  corresponding  to  the  BoundingBox.   This  means  that  when
       Ghostscript renders it, the result needs no cropping, and the PDF Medi-
       aBox  is correct.  The result is piped to Ghostscript and a PDF version
       written.

       If the bounding box is not right, of course, you have problems...


OPTIONS

       --outfile=file
              write result to file instead of standard output.

       --[no]filter
              read standard input   (default: --nofilter).

       --[no]gs
              run ghostscript       (default: --gs).

       --[no]compress
              use compression       (default: --compress).

       --[no]hires
              scan HiresBoundingBox (default: --nohires).

       --[no]exact
              scan ExactBoundingBox (default: --noexact).

       --[no]debug
              debug informations    (default: --nodebug).

       --help print usage


EXAMPLE

       Examples for producing "test.pdf":

       epstopdf test.eps
       produce postscript | epstopdf --filter >test.pdf
       produce postscript | epstopdf -f -d -o=test.pdf

       Example: look for HiresBoundingBox and produce corrected PostScript:

       epstopdf -d --nogs -hires test.ps>testcorr.ps


BUGS

       The only thing I have not allowed for is the  case  of  "%%BoundingBox:
       (atend)", which is more complicated.


SEE ALSO

       gs(1).


AUTHOR

       Sebastian Rahtz, for Elsevier Science.  Now with extra tricks from Hans
       Hagen’s texutil.



                               October 30, 1999                    EPSTOPDF(1)

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