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pbm2ppa: convert portable bitmap (PBM) to HP's Printing Performance Architecture (PPA) file format
NAMEpbm2ppa - convert portable bitmap (PBM) to HP's Printing Performance Architecture (PPA) file format
SYNOPSISpbm2ppa [options] [ <infile] > [ <outfile]> ] ]
DESCRIPTIONReads portable bitmap (PBM) format as input. Outputs a stream suitable for processing by Hewlett-Packard's range of Printing Performance Architecture (PPA) printers. pnm2ppa supports the HP 710c, 712c, 720c, 722c, 820c, and 1000c series printers.
(Portable bitmap (PBM) format output can be produced from PostScript(tm) input by the GhostScript driver "pbmraw".)
Input file infile is either a path to a file or device, or '-' to indicate stdin (defaults to stdin)
Output file outfile is either a path to a file or device, or '-' to indicate stdout (defaults to stdout)
- -b bottommargin
Sets the bottom margin bottommargin in units of 1/600 inches (e.g., -b 150 = 0.25")
Displays the current configuration
- -f configfile
Overrides reading the configuration from /etc/pnm2ppa.conf, and uses
Displays program usage
- -l leftmargin
Sets the left margin leftmargin in units of 1/600 inches (e.g., -l 150 = 0.25")
- -r rightmargin
Sets the right margin rightmargin in units of 1/600 inches (e.g., -r 150 = 0.25")
- -s papersize
Sets the paper size. Possible values for papersize are a4 (A4),
letter or us (US Letter, 8.5"x11"), and legal (US Legal,
The default is US Letter.
- -t topmargin
Sets the top margin topmargin in units of 1/600 inches (ie -t 150 = 0.25")
- -v printertype
Selects the printer model. Possible values of printertype are:
710, 712, 720, 722, 820 and 1000.
The default is the HP DeskJet 7X0 Series (710, 712, 720, 722).
- -x xoffset
Sets the x-offset xoffset from the left of the page. Units are 1/600 inches
- -y yoffset
Sets the y-offset yoffset from the top of the page. Units are 1/600 inches
NOTESThe configuration file is read in first. Command line arguments then modify the resulting definitions.
Default configuration file
AUTHORThis code is licensed under the GNU Public License version 2. See LICENSE for details.
HISTORYThis program was written by Tim Norman. It originally supported black and white output on the 820 series. This program is almost obsolete; its successor pnm2ppa will support color printing.
BUGSThis is a stable driver, but does not support color printing.