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pdfmom (1)


pdfmom - Produce PDF documents using the mom macro set


pdfmom [-Tps [pdfroff options]] [groff options] files ...

pdfmom [-Tpdf] [groff options] files ...


PDFMOM(1)                   General Commands Manual                  PDFMOM(1)

       pdfmom - Produce PDF documents using the mom macro set

       pdfmom [-Tps [pdfroff options]] [groff options] files ...

       pdfmom [-Tpdf] [groff options] files ...

       pdfmom is a wrapper around groff that facilitates the production of PDF
       documents from files formatted with the mom macros.

       pdfmom prints to stdout, so output must be redirected to a  destination
       file.   The  size  of the final PDF can be reduced by piping the output
       through ps2pdf.

       If called with the -Tpdf option (which is  the  default),  pdfmom  pro-
       cesses  files  using  groff's  native  PDF  driver, gropdf.  If -Tps is
       given, processing is passed over to pdfroff, which uses  groff's  Post-
       Script  driver.   In  either case, multiple runs of the source file are
       peformed in order to satisfy any forward references in the document.

       pdfmom accepts all the same options as groff.  If -Tps  is  given,  the
       options associated with pdfroff are accepted as well.  Please note that
       when pdfmom calls pdfroff, the

              -mpdfmark -mom --no-toc

       options are implied and should  not  be  given  on  the  command  line.
       Equally,  it is not necessary to supply the -mom or -m mom options when
       -Tps is absent.

       PDF integration with the mom macros is discussed in  full  in  the  PDF
       manual, Producing PDFs with groff and mom.

       pdfmom sometimes issues warnings of the type

         ...: can't transparently output node at top level

       This is more of an annoyance than a bug, and may safely be ignored.

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | text/groff       |
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |

       groff(1), pdfroff(1), ps2pdf(1)

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       This document was written by Deri  James  <deri@chuzzlewit.demon.co.uk>
       and Peter Schaffter <peter@schaffter.ca>.

       Source  code  for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
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       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
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       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/groff.

Groff Version 1.22.3            4 November 2014                      PDFMOM(1)