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General Purpose PostScript Generating Utility

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3.1.3 Sheet Options

This options specify the general layout, how the sheet should be used.

Option: -M medium
Option: --medium=medium
use output medium medium. See the output of `a2ps --list=media' for the list of supported media. Typical values are `A3', `A4', `A5', `B4', `B5', `Letter', `Legal'.

`A4dj', `Letterdj' are also defined for Desk Jet owners, since that printer needs bigger margins.

The special medium `libpaper' means that you want a2ps to ask the library libpaper for the medium to use. This choice is valid only if libpaper was available when a2ps was configured. See the man page of paperconf for more information.

Option: -r
Option: --landscape
print in landscape mode

Option: -R
Option: --portrait
print in portrait mode

Option: --columns=num
specify the number of columns of virtual pages per physical page.

Option: --rows=num
specify the number of rows of virtual pages per physical page.

Option: --major=direction
specify whether the virtual pages should be first filled in rows (direction = `rows') or in columns (direction = `columns').

Option: -1
1 x 1 portrait, 80 chars/line, major rows (i.e. alias for `--columns=1 --rows=1 --portrait --chars-per-line=80 --major=rows').

Option: -2
2 x 1 landscape, 80 chars/line, major rows.

Option: -3
3 x 1 landscape, 80 chars/line, major rows.

Option: -4
2 x 2 portrait, 80 chars/line, major rows.

Option: -5
5 x 1 landscape, 80 chars/line, major rows.

Option: -6
3 x 2 landscape, 80 chars/line, major rows.

Option: -7
7 x 1 landscape, 80 chars/line, major rows.

Option: -8
4 x 2 landscape, 80 chars/line, major rows.

Option: -9
3 x 3 portrait, 80 chars/line, major rows.

Option: -j
Option: --borders=boolean
print borders around virtual pages.

Option: -A mode
Option: --file-align=mode
Align separate files according to mode. This option allows the printing of more than one file on the same page. mode can be any one of:
`virtual'
Each file starts on the next available virtual page (i.e., leave no empty virtuals).

`rank'
Each file starts at the beginning of the next row or column depending on the `--major' setting.

`page'
Each file starts on a new page.

`sheet'
Each file starts on a new sheet. In Simplex mode, this is the same as `page', in Duplex mode, files always start on a front side.

an integer num
Each file starts on a page which is a multiple of num plus 1. For instance, for `2', the files must start on odd pages.

Option: --margin[=num]
Specify the size of the margin (num PostScript points, or 12 points without arguments) to leave in the inside (i.e. left for the front side page, and right for the back side). This is intended to ease the binding.


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