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.TH LPSCRIPT 1
lpscript \- convert text to postscript
.B lpscript [-b[bottommargin]] [-c[copies] [-f[font]] [-h[spacing]]
[-i[indent]] [-m[topmargin] [-o[outfile] [-p[pitch]] [-r[rotation]]
[-s[fontsize]] [-t[tabsize]] [file ...]
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 at the top and left with the imageable region
of the page (probably slightly smaller than the physical page size),
and a new page is taken whenever text would fall below this imageable
Backspace characters in the input file are interpreted as instructions to
move backwards by the width of the last character printed on the page.
This will result in the desired effect with fixed-width fonts, but may
not be as successful with proportional fonts. Line-by line overstriking
will also be done, with the same caveat.
The following options are understood, with all values able to be given
as integer or real:
Set the bottom margin of the page to the given distance (in centimeters).
If \fB-b\fP is specified without a distance, 1 cm is assumed.
Print \fBcopies\fP copies of each page. If \fB-c\fP is specified without
a count, 2 is assumed. If \fBcopies\fP is less than 1, one page copy
Set the font used to the name given.
The default font is `Courier'.
If this argument is given without a fontname, `Times-Roman' is used.
The list of available fonts (for the Apple Laser-Writer) is: `Times-Roman'
; `Times-Bold'; `Times-BoldItalic'; `Courier'; `Courier-Oblique'
; `Courier-Bold'; `Courier-BoldOblique'; `Helvetica'; `Helvetica-Bold'
; `Helvetica-Oblique'; `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.
Increase the horizontal spacing of characters by the given fraction of
the current font size.
For example, using `-h0.25' with a font size of 12 points in effect,
would cause an increase of horizontal spacing by 3 points.
By default, the characters are placed next to each other, using the
natural width of the characters.
Indent the text from the left edge of the imageable region, by the given
distance (in centimeters).
If \fB-i\fP is specified without a distance, 1 cm is assumed.
Indent the text from the top edge of the imageable region, by the given
distance (in centimeters).
If \fB-m\fP is specified without a distance, 1 cm is assumed.
Send output to the specified file. If \fB-o\fP is specified without
a file name, output is sent to standard output.
Set the line spacing of printed text to this value.
Giving a value here will cause the line spacing to be set to that
value, in points (72 points = 1 inch).
The default action is to set the line spacing to be 2 points more than
the font size.
Rotate the page by the given angle, specified in degrees.
If no angle is specified, 90 degrees is assumed.
Normally, the page will be printed in portrait mode, ie with the
long axis vertical.
This option allows printing in landscape mode
(with the long axis horizontal).
Note that specifying an angle other than 0 or 90 will almost
certainly cause part of the text to fall outside the imageable region,
which serves you right for trying to be silly.
Set the font size to the value given (in points) (72 points = 1 inch).
If a size is omitted, 12 is assumed.
The default point size without using this option is 10.
Specifying point sizes greater than 200 is probably silly and
certainly wastes toner.
Set the distance between tab stops to tabsize. This works best with
fixed-width fonts. If the \-t option is not specified, tabs default
to 8 spaces. If the -t option is specified without a value, a tab
spacing of 4 is assumed.
Stephen Frede, UNSW, Australia
Backspace handling, copies, output, and margin switches added by
Mic Kaczmarczik, University of Texas Computation Center, USA