epstopdf

EPSTOPDF(1)                 General Commands Manual                EPSTOPDF(1)

NAME
       epstopdf, repstopdf - convert an EPS file to PDF

SYNOPSIS
       epstopdf [options] [epsfile [pdffile.pdf]]

DESCRIPTION
       By  default,  epstopdf converts the input PostScript file to PDF, using
       Ghostscript.

       Epstopdf transforms the Encapsulated PostScript file epsfile (or  stan-
       dard  input)  so  that it is guaranteed to start at the 0,0 coordinate,
       and it sets a page  size  exactly  corresponding  to  the  BoundingBox.
       Thus, the result needs no cropping, and the PDF MediaBox is correct.

       By  default,  the  output  name  is  the  input name with any extension
       replaced by .pdf.  An output name ending with .pdf can also be given as
       a second argument on the command line, or the --outfile (-o) option can
       be used with any name.

       PJL commands at the start of a file are removed.  DOS EPS binary  files
       (TN 5002) are supported.

       If  the bounding box in the input is incorrect, of course there will be
       resulting problems.

OPTIONS
       Options may start with either "-" or "--",  and  may  be  unambiguously
       abbreviated.   It  is  best  to  use the full option name in scripts to
       avoid possible collisions with new options in the future.

       General script options:

       --help display help message and exit

       --version
              display version information and exit

       --outfile=file
              write result to file.  If this option is not given,  and  --nogs
              or  --filter  is specified, write to standard output; otherwise,
              the default is to construct the output file  name  by  replacing
              any extension in the input file with `.pdf'.

       --[no]debug
              write debugging info (default: false).

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

       --[no]filter
              read  standard input and (unless --outfile is given) write stan-
              dard output (default: false).

       --[no]gs
              run Ghostscript (default: true).  With --nogs, output (to  stan-
              dard  output  by  default) the PostScript that would normally be
              converted;  that  is,  the  input  PostScript  as  modified   by
              epstopdf.

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

       --restricted=val
              turn  on  restricted  mode  (default:  [true for repstopdf, else
              false]); this forbids the use of --gscmd and other  options  and
              imposes  restrictions on the input and output file names accord-
              ing to the values of openin_any and openout_any (see  the  Web2c
              manual, http://tug.org/web2c).

       Options for Ghostscript (more info below):

       --gscmd=val
              pipe output to val (default: [gswin32c on Windows, else gs])

       --gsopt=val
              include val as one argument in the gs command (can be repeated).

       --gsopts=val
              split  val  at  whitespace and include each resulting word as an
              argument in the gs command (can be repeated).

       --autorotate=val
              set AutoRotatePages (default:  None);  recognized  val  choices:
              None,  All, PageByPage.  For EPS files, PageByPage is equivalent
              to All.

       --[no]compress
              use compression in the output (default: true);  if  turned  off,
              passes -dUseFlateCompression=false.

       --device=dev
              use  -sDEVICE=dev (default: pdfwrite); not allowed in restricted
              mode.

       --[no]embed
              embed fonts (default: true); passes -dMaxSubsetPct=100 -dSubset-
              Fonts=true -dEmbedAllFonts=true.

       --[no]gray
              grayscale  output  (default:  false);  passes -sColorConversion-
              Strategy=Gray -dProcessColorModel=/DeviceGray.

       --pdfsettings=val
              use -dPDFSETTINGS=/val (default is `prepress' if  --embed,  else
              empty);  recognized  val  choices:  screen, ebook, printer, pre-
              press, default.

       --[no]quiet
              use -q, a.k.a. -dQUIET (default: false).

       --res=dpi, dpixdpi
              set image resolution (default: [use  gs  default]);  ignored  if
              --debug is set.

       --[no]safer
              use -d(NO)QUIET (default: true).

       In  addition  to  the  specific options above, additional options to be
       used with gs can be specified with either or both of the two cumulative
       options --gsopts and --gsopt.

       --gsopts  takes  a  single  string of options, which is split at white-
       space, each resulting word then added to the gs command line  individu-
       ally.

       --gsopt  adds  its  argument as a single option to the gs command line.
       It can be used multiple times to specify  options  separately,  and  is
       necessary if an option or its value contains whitespace.

       In  restricted mode, options are limited to those with names and values
       known to be safe.  Some options  taking  booleans,  integers  or  fixed
       names are allowed, those taking general strings are not.

EXAMPLES
       These examples all equivalently convert `test.eps' to `test.pdf':
       epstopdf test.eps
       epstopdf test.eps test.pdf
       cat test.eps | epstopdf --filter >test.pdf
       cat test.eps | epstopdf -f -o=test.pdf

       Example for using HiResBoundingBox instead of BoundingBox:
       epstopdf --hires test.eps

       Example for epstopdf's attempt at correcting PostScript:
       $program --nogs test.ps >testcorr.ps

       In  all cases, you can add --debug (-d) to see more about what epstopdf
       is doing.

BUGS
       The case of "%%BoundingBox: (atend)" when input is not seekable  (e.g.,
       from a pipe) is not supported.

       Report  bugs  in  the  program or this man page to tex-k@tug.org.  When
       reporting bugs, please include an  input  file  and  the  command  line
       options specified, so the problem can be reproduced.

SEE ALSO
       gs(1), pdfcrop(1).

       The  epstopdf  LaTeX  package, part of the oberdiek bundle, which auto-
       mates    running    this    script    on    the    fly    under    TeX:
       http://ctan.org/pkg/epstopdf-pkg.

AUTHOR
       Originally  written by Sebastian Rahtz, for Elsevier Science, with sub-
       sequent contributions from Thomas Esser, Gerben Wierda, Heiko Oberdiek,
       and many others.  Currently maintained by Karl Berry.

       Man page originally written by Jim Van Zandt.

       epstopdf home page: http://tug.org/epstopdf.

       You may freely use, modify and/or distribute this file.

                                7 January 2017                     EPSTOPDF(1)
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