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PCL3OPTS(1)		    General Commands Manual		   PCL3OPTS(1)

NAME
       pcl3opts	 --  determine	options	for the	ghostscript driver pcl3	from a
       PCL-3+ file

SYNOPSIS
       pcl3opts	[-o output_file]  [input_file ...]

DESCRIPTION
       The command pcl3opts is intended	to help	in determining	which  options
       one should use when calling ghostscript using pcl3 for driving a	PCL-3+
       printer.	 It analyzes one or more PCL input_files  and  issues  on  the
       output_file  its	 best  guess as	to which options one should specify in
       order to	produce	files using a similar configuration.  The default out-
       put_file	is standard output.  If	no input_files are specified, the com-
       mand reads from standard	input.

       This command is mostly of interest if you have access to	PCL files gen-
       erated  by software provided by the printer's manufacturer, for example
       if you have a manufacturer-supplied Microsoft Windows driver  for  your
       printer.	 In that case you can generate a few files under Windows using
       different settings and let pcl3opts examine them.

LIMITATIONS
       Note that pcl3opts cannot guarantee that	the collection of  options  it
       proposes	 leads	to  a file which is understood by the printer.	It can
       merely provide a	best guess.

       In addition, some settings require interpretation of the	page  contents
       in order	to properly translate them into	options	for pcl3 and some can-
       not reliably be derived from a PCL file at all.	 Finding  good	values
       for  these parameters is	beyond pcl3opts's capabilities.	 This includes
       LeadingEdge, SendBlackLast, Tumble  and	the  distinction  between  the
       colour models CMY+K and CMYK.

SEE ALSO
       gs-pcl3(1)

AUTHOR
       Copyright  (C)  2000, 2001 by Martin Lottermoser, Greifswaldstrasse 28,
       38124 Braunschweig, Germany.  E-mail: Martin.Lottermoser@t-online.de.

       Version of this reference page: $Revision: 1.10	$  ($Date:  2001/02/10
       17:01:06	$).

pcl3 3.2							   PCL3OPTS(1)

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