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postdmd(1)                       User Commands                      postdmd(1)



NAME
       postdmd - PostScript translator for DMD bitmap files

SYNOPSIS
       postdmd  [-b num]  [-c num]  [-f] [-m num] [-n num] [-o list] [-p mode]
       [-x num] [-y num] [file...]

       /usr/lib/lp/postscript/postdmd

DESCRIPTION
       postdmd translates DMD bitmap files, as produced  by  dmdps,  or  files
       written  in  the  Ninth Edition bitfile(9.5) format into PostScript and
       writes the results on the standard output. If no files  are  specified,
       or if - is one of the input files, the standard input is read.

OPTIONS
       -b num   Pack  the bitmap in the output file using num byte patterns. A
                value of  0 turns off all  packing  of  the  output  file.  By
                default, num is  6.



       -c num   Print  num  copies  of  each page. By default only one copy is
                printed.



       -f       Flip the sense of the bits in files before printing  the  bit-
                maps.



       -m num   Magnify  each logical page by the factor num. Pages are scaled
                uniformly about the origin, which by default is located at the
                center of each page. The default magnification is  1.0.



       -n num   Print  num logical pages on each piece of paper, where num can
                be any positive integer. By default num is set to  1.



       -o list  Print pages whose numbers are  given  in  the  comma-separated
                list. The list contains single numbers N and ranges N1 - N2. A
                missing N1 means the lowest numbered page, a missing N2  means
                the  highest. The page range is an expression of logical pages
                rather than physical sheets of paper. For example, if you  are
                printing  two  logical  pages  to a sheet, and you specified a
                range of 4, then two sheets of paper would  print,  containing
                four  page layouts. If you specified a page range of 3-4, when
                requesting two logical pages to a sheet; then only page 3  and
                page 4 layouts would print, and they would appear on one phys-
                ical sheet of paper.



       -p mode  Print files in either portrait or  landscape  mode.  Only  the
                first  character  of  mode is significant. The default mode is
                portrait.



       -x num   Translate the origin num inches along the positive x axis. The
                default  coordinate  system has the origin fixed at the center
                of the page, with positive x to the right and  positive  y  up
                the  page.  Positive  num  moves everything right. The default
                offset is  0 inches.



       -y num   Translate the origin num inches along  the  positive  y  axis.
                Positive  num moves everything up the page. The default offset
                is  0.



       Only one bitmap is printed on each logical page, and each of the  input
       files  must  contain  complete  descriptions  of  at  least one bitmap.
       Decreasing the pattern size using the -b option may help throughput  on
       printers  with  fast processors (such as PS-810s), while increasing the
       pattern size will often be the right move  on  older  models  (such  as
       PS-800s).

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0               Successful completion.



       non-zero        An error occurred.



FILES
       /usr/lib/lp/postscript/forms.ps


       /usr/lib/lp/postscript/ps.requests


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()     allbox;     cw(2.750000i)|    cw(2.750000i)    lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWpsf


SEE ALSO
       download(1),  dpost(1),  postdaisy(1),  postio(1),   postmd(1),   post-
       print(1), postreverse(1), posttek(1), attributes(5)



SunOS 5.10                        9 Sep 1996                        postdmd(1)