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       dvipdfm - Produce PDF files directly from DVI files


       dvipdfm [options] file[.dvi]


       The  program  dvipdfm  generates a PDF file from a DVI file.  DVI files
       are the output format produced  by  TeX.   Output  from  groff  can  be
       converted to DVI format using grodvi.

       The program dvipdfm recognizes several commonly used \special commands,
       which are extensions to the DVI format.  Specifically,  it  understands
       color specials, papersize specials, tpic specials (which allow it to be
       used with pic), hypertex specials, and some PostScript specials.  These
       extensions  allow  documents to contain color, figures, and hyperlinks.
       The program tries to mimic the behavior of dvips  so  that  many  macro
       packages  produced  for use with dvips will work with dvipdfm.  Dvipdfm
       understands its own specific \special commands to allow access  to  PDF
       features  such as annotations and bookmarks.  For more details, consult
       the Dvipdfm Users Manual, which is distributed with dvipdfm.


       -c   Ignore color \specials.  The -c toggles a flag that disables color
            \special  processing.   Unless  changed in the configuration file,
            that flag is off, and color \specials  are  interpreted  normally.
            The  -c  option  may be used to produce a black and white document
            from a document containing color TeX \special commands.

       -d   Remove thumbnail images after including them.  (See the -t  option
            for more information.)

       -e   Toggle  partial font embedding flag.  If partial font embedding is
            off, embedded fonts are  fully  embedded.   The  default,  if  not
            changed  in  the configuration file, is to embed only those glyphs
            actually used in the document.

       -f map_file
            Set the name of the font map file to map_file.  The format of  the
            font map file is documented in the Dvipdfm Users Manual.

       -l   Select  landscape  mode.   In  other  words,  exchange the x and y
            dimensions of the paper.

       -m  mag
            Magnify the input document by mag.

       -o  name
            Generate PDF output file having the name name.   By  default,  the
            name of the output file is file.pdf.

       -p  paper
            Select  the  papersize  by  name  (e.g.,  letter,  legal,  ledger,
            tabloid, a3, a4, or a5 )

       -r  size
            Set  resolution  of  bitmapped  fonts  to  size  dots  per   inch.
            Bitmapped  fonts are generated by the Kpathsea library, which uses
            MetaFont.  Bitmapped fonts are included as type 3 fonts in the PDF
            output file.

       -s  page_specifications
            Select   the   pages  of  the  DVI  file  to  be  converted.   The
            page_specifications  consists  of  a  comma  separated   list   of

                 page_specifications := page_specification[,page_specifications]


                 page_specification := single_page|page_range

                 page_range := [first_page]-[last_page]

            An  empty  first_page  is  implied to be the first page of the DVI
            file.  An empty last_page is treated as the last page of  the  DVI


            -s 1,3,5
                 includes pages 1, 3, and 5;

            -s - includes all pages;

            -s -,-
                 includes two copies of all pages in the DVI file; and

            -s 1-10
                 includes the first ten pages of the DVI file.

       -t   Search for thumbnail images of each page in the directory named by
            the TMPDIR environment variable.  The  thumbnail  images  must  be
            named  in a specific format.  They must have the same base name as
            the DVI file and they must have the page number as  the  extension
            to  the  file  name.   Dvipdfm  does  not  generate the thumbnails
            itself, but it is distributed with a wrapper program named dvipdft
            that does so.

       -v   Increase  verbosity.   Results  of  the  -v  option are cumulative
            (e.g., -vv ) increases the verbosity by two increments.

       -x x_offset
            Set the left margin to  x_offset.   The  default  left  margin  is
            1.0in.   The dimension may be specified in any units understood by
            TeX (e.g., bpt, pt, in, cm )

       -y y_offset
            Set the top margin to y_offset.  The default top margin is  1.0in.
            The  dimension  may  be  specified  in any units understood by TeX
            (e.g., bpt, pt, in, cm )

       -z compression_level
            Set the  compression  level  to  compression_level.   Compressions
            levels  range  from  0 (no compression) to 9 (maximum compression)
            and correspond to the values understood by zlib.


       Dvipdfm uses the kpathsea library for locating the files that it opens.
       Hence,  the  environment  variables  documented in the Kpathsea library
       documentation influence dvipdfm.

       Dvipdfm also reads the following environment variables:

       TMP  The directory to search for thumbnail images of each page.


       The precise location of  the  following  files  is  determined  by  the
       Kpathsea  library  configuration.   The  location  may be determined by
       using kpsewhich, e.g.,
       kpsewhich -progname=dvipdfm -format=other text filesconfig

            Startup options
            The default font map file (this name may be changed in the  config

            TeX font metrics

       *.vf TeX virtual font files

            PostScript Type 1 font files

            The  Kpathsea  library  configuration  file.  The location of this
            file may be found by typing
            kpsewhich texmf.cnf


       tex(1), dvips(1), groff(1), grodvi(1), pic(1), and the Kpathsea library
       info documentation.


       Mark A. Wicks <>

                                   5/28/2001                        dvipdfm(1)