pbmpage(1)                  General Commands Manual                 pbmpage(1)

       pbmpage - create a one page test pattern for printing

       pbmpage [-a4] test_pattern

       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-

       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-

       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 pnmcut 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 follows.
       The default is 1.

       1      A  grid  ruled  in  numbers  of pixels.  The outermost rules are
              exactly at the edges of the paper.

       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.

       -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).

       pbmtoppa(1), pnmcut(1), pbm(5)

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

       Manual page by Bryan Henderson, May 2000.

                                  01 May 2000                       pbmpage(1)
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