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ddifps(1)							     ddifps(1)

Name
       ddifps - convert DDIF formatted files to PostScript(TM) formatted files

Syntax
       ddifps	[-m   message_log]   [-O   optionfile]	 [-o  outputfile]  [-p
       options_line]... [-d extension] [inputfile [outputfile [logfile]]]

Description
       The ddifps command reads a  DDIF	 formatted  file  from	inputfile  and
       writes  a  PostScript file to outputfile.  To convert from file.ddif to
       file.ps, type:

       ddifps file.ddif file.ps.

       If you do not supply an input file, or if you supply a minus  sign  (-)
       as  an  argument,  ddifps  reads	 the DDIF file from the standard input
       file.  If you do not supply an output file, or if a minus sign  (-)  is
       encountered  as	an  argument, ddifps writes the PostScript file to the
       standard output file.

       If you specify a logfile, ddifps redirects standard error to  the  log‐
       file.   You can also invoke the ddifps conversion with the cdoc command
       when you use that command and specify the option -d ps.

       If the DDIF input file is a newer version of the DDIF grammar than that
       understood  by  the converter, data represented by the new grammar ele‐
       ments is lost.  Any external file references within the DDIF input file
       are resolved.

       A  document  syntax  error  in the DDIF input file causes a fatal input
       processing error. The conversion stops and no further input  processing
       occurs.

Options
       -m message_log
	    Enables  enhanced  messaging  and logs all messages to message_log
	    or, if '-' is specified, to standard error in place	 of  the  mes‐
	    sage_log.	If you do not specify this option, only serious errors
	    are reported.

       -O optionfile
	    Specifies the name of the options file that contains  the  options
	    you want to select for this converter.

		 The  options  file  has  a default file type of .cda_options.
		 Each line of the options file specifies a  format  name  that
		 can  optionally  be followed by _input or _output to restrict
		 the option to either an input or output converter. The second
		 word  is a valid option preceded by one or more spaces, tabs,
		 or a slash (/) and can contain uppercase and  lowercase  let‐
		 ters, numbers, dollar signs, and underlines. The case of let‐
		 ters is not significant. If an option requires a value,  then
		 spaces,  tabs,	 or an equal sign can separate the option from
		 the value.

		 You can precede any line by spaces and tabs.  To terminate  a
		 line,	use any character other than those used to specify the
		 format names and options. The syntax  and  interpretation  of
		 the  text  that  follows  the format name is specified by the
		 supplier of the front and back end converters for the	speci‐
		 fied format.

		 To  specify several options for the same input or output for‐
		 mat, specify one option on a line. If an invalid  option  for
		 an  input  or output format or an invalid value for an option
		 is specified, the option may be ignored or an	error  message
		 may  be  returned.  Each input or output format that supports
		 processing options specifies any restrictions or special for‐
		 mats required when specifying options.

		 By  default, any messages that occur during processing of the
		 options file are written to standard error.  For those	 input
		 and output formats that support a LOG option, messages can be
		 directed to a log file or to a common message log.

       -o outputfile
		 Specifies the name of the output file that is included in the
		 command syntax for compatibility with the cdoc command.

       -p options_line
		 Allows	 options  to  be specified on the command line and has
		 the same effect as specifying an options file for  this  con‐
		 verter.   You can specify up to 100 options, each preceded by
		 -p.

       -d extension
		 Allows the specification of a default output  file  extension
		 for compatibility with other operating systems.

Converter Processing Options
       ddifps  supports the following processing options in an options file or
       in options specified on command lines:

       o  PAPER_SIZE size
	    Specifies the size of the paper to be  used	 when  formatting  the
	    resulting  PostScript output file. Valid values for the size argu‐
	    ment are as follows:

	      Keyword	  Meaning

	      A0	  841 x 1189 millimeters (33.13 x 46.85 inches)

	      A1	  594 x 841 millimeters (23.40 x 33.13 inches)

	      A2	  420 x 594 millimeters (16.55 x 23.40 inches)

	      A3	  297 x 420 millimeters (11.70 x 16.55 inches)

	      A4	  210 x 297 millimeters (8.27 x 11.70 inches)

	      A		  8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 millimeters)

	      B		  11 x 17 inches (279 x 432 millimeters)

	      C		  17 x 22 inches (432 x 559 millimeters)

	      D		  22 x 34 inches (559 x 864 millimeters)

	      E		  34 x 44 inches (864 x 1118 millimeters)

	      LEDGER	  11 x 17 inches (279 x 432 millimeters)

	      LEGAL	  8.5 x 14 inches (216 x 356 millimeters)

	      LETTER	  8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 millimeters)

	      LP	  13.7 x 11 inches (348 x 279 millimeters)

	      VT	  8 x 5 inches (203 x 127 millimeters)

	    The A paper size (8.5 x 11 inches) is the default.	You can	 spec‐
	    ify	 the  following units of measurement: in for inches (default),
	    cm for centimeters, mm for millimeters, po or pt for points.

       o  PAPER_HEIGHT height
	    Specifies a paper height other than one of the  predefined	values
	    provided.  The default paper height is 11 inches.  You can specify
	    the following units of measurement: in for	inches	(default),  cm
	    for centimeters, mm for millimeters, po or pt for points.

       o  PAPER_WIDTH width
	    Specifies  a  paper	 width other than one of the predefined values
	    provided. The default paper width is 8.5 inches.  You can  specify
	    the	 following  units  of measurement: in for inches (default), cm
	    for centimeters, mm for millimeters, po or pt for points.

       o  PAPER_TOP_MARGIN top-margin
	    Specifies the height of the margin provided	 at  the  top  of  the
	    page. The default value is 0.25 inch.  You can specify the follow‐
	    ing units of measurement: in for inches (default), cm for centime‐
	    ters, mm for millimeters, po or pt for points.

       o  PAPER_BOTTOM_MARGIN bottom-margin
	    Specifies  the  height of the margin provided at the bottom of the
	    page. The default value is 0.25 inch.  You can specify the follow‐
	    ing units of measurement: in for inches (default), cm for centime‐
	    ters, mm for millimeters, po or pt for points.

       o  PAPER_LEFT_MARGIN left-margin
	    Specifies the width of the margin provided on the  left-hand  side
	    of	the page. The default value is 0.25 inch.  You can specify the
	    following units of measurement: in for inches  (default),  cm  for
	    centimeters, mm for millimeters, po or pt for points.

       o  PAPER_RIGHT_MARGIN right-margin
	    Specifies  the width of the margin provided on the right-hand side
	    of the page. The default value is 0.25 inch.  You can specify  the
	    following  units  of  measurement: in for inches (default), cm for
	    centimeters, mm for millimeters, po or pt for points.

       o  PAPER_ORIENTATION orientation
	    Specifies the paper orientation to be used in the PostScript  out‐
	    put	 file.	You can specify the following units of measurement: in
	    for inches (default), cm for centimeters, mm for  millimeters,  po
	    or	pt  for points.	 The valid values for the orientation argument
	    are:

	      Keyword	  Meaning

	      PORTRAIT	  The page is oriented so that the larger dimension is
			  parallel to the vertical axis.

	      LANDSCAPE	  The page is oriented so that the larger dimension is
			  parallel to the horizontal axis.

	    The default is PORTRAIT.

       o  EIGHT_BIT_OUTPUT [ON,OFF]
	    Specifies whether the  converter  should  use  8-bit  output.  The
	    default value is ON.

       o  LAYOUT [ON,OFF]
	    Specifies  whether the converter processes the layout specified in
	    the DDIF document. The default value is ON.

       o  OUTPUT_BUFFER_SIZE output-buffer-size
	    Specifies the size of the output buffer.  The  value  you  specify
	    must be within the range 64 to 256. The default value is 132.

       o  PAGE_WRAP [ON,OFF]
	    Specifies whether the converter performs page wrapping of any text
	    that would exceed the bottom margin.  The default value is ON.

       o  SOFT_DIRECTIVES [ON,OFF]
	    Specifies whether the converter processes soft directives  in  the
	    DDIF  file	in  order  to format output.  (Soft directives specify
	    such formatting commands as new line, new page, and tab.)  If  the
	    converter  processes  soft	directives,  the output file will look
	    more like you intended it to look. The default value is ON.

       o  WORD_WRAP [ON,OFF]
	    Specifies whether the converter performs word wrapping of any text
	    that  would	 exceed the right margin.  The default value is ON. If
	    you specify OFF, the converter allows text	to  exceed  the	 right
	    margin.

See Also
       cdoc(1), CDA(5), cda_msg(5), DDIF(5), dvr_msg(5)

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