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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	 reso-
       lution.

       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  pbm-
       toppa.

       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	print-
       ing path.  Any one of these components may adjust margins, crop the im-
       age, erase edges, and such.

       If, because of 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  fol-
       lows.  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  cor-
	      ner  of the page,	the other starting from	the lower right	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	standard paper (8 1/2" wide  x
	      11" high).

SEE ALSO
       pbmtoppa(1), pamcut(1), pbm(5)

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.

DOCUMENT SOURCE
       This manual page	was generated by the Netpbm tool 'makeman'  from  HTML
       source.	The master documentation is at

	      http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/doc/pbmpage.html

netpbm documentation		 08 June 2019		Pbmpage	User Manual(0)

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