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Pbmpage User Manual(0)                                  Pbmpage User Manual(0)



NAME
       pbmpage - create a one page test pattern for printing


SYNOPSIS
       pbmpage [-a4] test_pattern


DESCRIPTION
       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       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 resolution.

       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 pbmtoppa.

       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 printing 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 pamcut 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 black on white grid ruled in numbers of pixels.  A black one pixel box is at the  very  edges  of  the
              paper.

              Before Netpbm 10.18 (August 2003), the perimeter box was not there.


       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 corner 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.



OPTIONS
       -a4    Generate an image for A4 (European) paper.  Without this option, pbmpage generates an image for US stan-
              dard paper (8 1/2' wide x 11' high).




SEE ALSO
       pbmtoppa(1), pamcut(1), pbm(1)


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

       Manual page by Bryan Henderson, May 2000.  Contributed to the public domain by its author.



netpbm documentation              01 May 2000           Pbmpage User Manual(0)