Manual Reference Pages - PCL3OPTS (1)
pcl3opts determine options for the ghostscript driver pcl3 from a PCL-3+ file
pcl3opts [-o output_file] [input_file ...]
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 output_file is standard output.
If no input_files are specified,
the command reads from standard input.
This command is mostly of interest if you have access to PCL files generated by
software provided by the printers 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.
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 cannot reliably be derived from a PCL file at all.
Finding good values for these parameters is beyond
This includes LeadingEdge, SendBlackLast,
Tumble and the distinction between the colour models
CMY+K and CMYK.
Copyright � 2000, 2001 by Martin Lottermoser,
Greifswaldstra�e 28, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany.
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($Date: 2001/02/10 17:01:06 $).
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