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APSPREVIEW(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		 APSPREVIEW(1)

NAME
     apspreview	-- preview PostScript file(s) as generated by apsfilter

SYNOPSIS
     apspreview	[-Pqueue] [-Zoptions] [input...]
     apspreview	[-h]

DESCRIPTION
     With apspreview you can create a PostScript representation	of the file(s)
     you are about to print in order to	check it before	actually printing.

     Your file(s) will be converted to PostScript according to the queue spe-
     cific configuration, and afterwards you will be able to print all or some
     pages from	your PostScript	viewer application (gv,	kghostview or ghost-
     view).

OPTIONS
     -h		 show help screen
     -Pqueue	 select	a printer queue	(different from	the default one)
     -Zoptions	 use apsfilter command line options (comma-separated list)
     input...	 input file(s) [default: stdin]

NOTES
     If	you use	the -P option, please remember to pass the same	printer	queue
     on	to the lpr(1) command.

     Be	careful	if your	printer	queue configuration includes a setting to cre-
     ate multiple pages	per sheet (PS_NUP=2, PS_NUP=4 or PS_NUP=8).  In	order
     to	make sure that apsfilter(1) does not repeat n-up printing, use the
     1pps command line option when actually printing the file.

     apspreview	only works correctly with entries in /etc/printcap that	have
     been created by /usr/local/share/apsfilter/SETUP. All configuration set-
     tings will	be copied from the relevant apsfilterrc	files.

FILES
     /etc/printcap			       printer capability data base
     /usr/local/share/apsfilter/bin/apsfilter  apsfilter script
     /usr/local/bin/aps2file		       tool to save apsfilter output
					       to a file

SEE ALSO
     apsfilter(1), aps2file(1),	apsfilter-bug(1), apsfilterrc(5), printcap(5)

BUGS
     See apsfilter software center - http://www.apsfilter.org/ - for new ver-
     sions, bugfixes and known bugs.

     Please use	the new	tool apsfilter-bug(1) to release bug- or problem re-
     ports. It automatically presents you a form in an editor window which
     asks you some standard questions.	If you save and	quit the editor	ses-
     sion, then	this report is sent automatically via e-mail to	the proper
     apsfilter mailinglist.

     If	apsfilter fails	to print something or prints it	in a way you wouldn't
     expect and	you want to report an apsfilter	error then please save the de-
     bugging output of one print session using the new aps2file(1) utility by
     typing aps2file -D	-Z options file	> /dev/null 2> file.debug and includ-
     ing the debugging output in the file file.debug into the edit session of
     the apsfilter-bug utility,	so that	it is included into the	mail to	the
     apsfilter mailinglist.

     Please note that you need to run /bin/sh (Bourne Shell), bash or a	com-
     patible shell, so that the	above mentioned	output redirection works. Un-
     der C-shell (/bin/csh) or tcsh it would't work. If	you don't know,	then
     simply make sure you use the Bournce shell	by typing /bin/sh or bash,
     then you should have no problems with redirection of stdout and stderr (>
     /dev/null 2> file.debug).

DOCUMENTATION
     See official apsfilter homepage
     http://www.apsfilter.org/handbook.html   Apsfilter	Handbook including the
					      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

USER FORUM
     Please send questions to the official apsfilter help channel
     apsfilter-help@apsfilter.org.  The	above section BUGS and the file
     HOWTO-BUGREPORTS tells you	how to report bugs.  If	you want to know how
     to	troubleshoot your apsfilter installation, please read the manpage
     aps2file(1) and apsfilter-bug(1) as well as the Apsfilter Handbook	care-
     fully.

HISTORY
     The apspreview manpage has	been written by	Michael	Lossin <phal-
     lobst@web.de> and first appeared in apsfilter V 7.1.0.

BSD				 Dec 27, 2001				   BSD

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