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Convert text files to Postscript for printing. Includes C source code.
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Convert text files to Postscript for printing. Includes C source code.
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TEXT2PS(1) (V1.04) TEXT2PS(1)



NAME
text2ps - convert text to postscript

SYNOPSIS
text2ps [-r[angle]] [-f[fontname]] [-s[pointsize]]
[-h[space]] [-p[linepitch]] [-o[offset]]
[-oe[offset]] [-m[topmargin]] [-w[linewidth]]
[-l[pagelength]] [-v] [-?] [files...]

DESCRIPTION
Text2ps reads text from standard input (or files if specified)
and produces postscript output, suitable for sending to any
postscript device (such as an Apple Laserwriter) or for using
with any program that expects postscript input (such as a
postscript interpreter used to drive some other raster
device). Text is normally aligned to the top and left edges
of the imageable region of the page (usually slightly smaller
than the physical page size), and a new page is started
whenever text would fall below this region. The following
options are understood, with all values able to be given
as integer or real:

-r[angle]
Rotate the page by the given angle (in degrees). The
default angle is 0 (portrait mode). If -r is used
without specifying an angle, angle is set to 90
(landscape mode). Angles other than 0 or 90 may cause
text to fall outside the imageable region.

-f[fontname]
Set the font to the given fontname. The default font is
Courier. If -f is used without a fontname, the font is
set to Times-Roman. The list of available fonts for the
Apple Laser-Writer printer is:

Courier Times-Roman Helvetica
Courier-Bold Times-Bold Helvetica-Bold
Courier-Oblique Times-Italic Helvetica-Oblique
Courier-BoldOblique Times-BoldItalic Helvetica-BoldOblique

Note that only the Courier family is a fixed-width font;
all the others are variable width, and so program
listings or columns of data will not line up.

-s[pointsize]
Set the pointsize (character size) to the given value (72
points = 1 inch). The default pointsize is 10. If -s is
used without specifying the pointsize, the pointsize is
set to 12.

-h[space]
Increase the horizontal spacing of characters by the
given fraction of the current pointsize. For example,
using `-h0.25' when pointsize = 12 causes the horizontal
spacing to increase by 3 points. The default horizontal
spacing is 0 i.e. the characters are placed next to each
other, using their natural widths. If -h is used without
specifying spacing, spacing is set to 0.25 x pointsize.

-p[linepitch]
Set the line spacing of printed text to the given value
(72 points = 1 inch). Unless a value is specified for
the linepitch using this option, the linepitch used will
be equal to pointsize + 2.

-o[offset]
Offset text from the left edge of the imageable region,
by the given distance (in centimeters) on all pages. The
default offset is 0. If -o is used without specifying an
offset, offset is set to 1 cm.

-oe[offset]
Offset text from the left edge of the imageable region,
by the given distance (in centimeters) on even pages
only. The default offset for even pages is the same as
that for odd pages. If -oe is used without specifying an
offset, offset is set to 1 cm on even pages. Option -o
followed by the option -oe may be used to set offsets on
odd and even pages independently.

-m[topmargin]
Set the top margin to the given value (in centimeters).
The default is to set this to 0.5 cm. If -m is specified without a value for top margin, top margin is set to 1.5
cm.

-w[linewidth]
Specify the number of characters per line. Longer lines
are folded. The default is no folding. If -w is used
without specifying linewidth, linewidth is set to 72
characters per line. Useful with fixed-width fonts.

-l[pagelength]
Specify the number of lines per page. The default is to
start a new page whenever text falls below the imageable
region. If -l is used without specifying a pagelength,
pagelength is set to 60.

-v
Print the version number and quit.

-?
Print a list of options and quit.

AUTHOR
Original: Stephen Frede, UNSW, Australia
Modifications: Venu P. Gopal



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