apspreview

APSPREVIEW(1)             BSD General Commands Manual            APSPREVIEW(1)

NAME
     apspreview — preview PostScript file(s) as generated by apsfilter

SYNOPSIS
     apspreview [-Pqueue] [-Zoptions] [input...]
     apspreview [-h]

DESCRIPTION
     With apspreview you can create a PostScript representation of the file(s)
     you are about to print in order to check it before actually printing.

     Your file(s) will be converted to PostScript according to the queue
     specific configuration, and afterwards you will be able to print all or
     some pages from your PostScript viewer application (gv, kghostview or
     ghostview).

OPTIONS
     -h          show help screen
     -Pqueue     select a printer queue (different from the default one)
     -Zoptions   use apsfilter command line options (comma-separated list)
     input...    input file(s) [default: stdin]

NOTES
     If you use the -P option, please remember to pass the same printer queue
     on to the lpr(1) command.

     Be careful if your printer queue configuration includes a setting to
     create multiple pages per sheet (PS_NUP=2, PS_NUP=4 or PS_NUP=8).  In
     order to make sure that apsfilter(1) does not repeat n-up printing, use
     the 1pps command line option when actually printing the file.

     apspreview only works correctly with entries in /etc/printcap that have
     been created by /usr/local/share/apsfilter/SETUP. All configuration
     settings will be copied from the relevant apsfilterrc files.

FILES
     /etc/printcap                             printer capability data base
     /usr/local/share/apsfilter/bin/apsfilter  apsfilter script
     /usr/local/bin/aps2file                   tool to save apsfilter output
                                               to a file

SEE ALSO
     apsfilter(1), aps2file(1), apsfilter-bug(1), apsfilterrc(5), printcap(5)

BUGS
     See apsfilter software center - http://www.apsfilter.org/ - for new
     versions, bugfixes and known bugs.

     Please use the new tool apsfilter-bug(1) to release bug- or problem
     reports. It automatically presents you a form in an editor window which
     asks you some standard questions.  If you save and quit the editor
     session, then this report is sent automatically via e-mail to the proper
     apsfilter mailinglist.

     If apsfilter fails to print something or prints it in a way you wouldn't
     expect and you want to report an apsfilter error then please save the
     debugging output of one print session using the new aps2file(1) utility
     by typing aps2file -D -Z options file > /dev/null 2> file.debug and
     including the debugging output in the file file.debug into the edit
     session of the apsfilter-bug utility, so that it is included into the
     mail to the apsfilter mailinglist.

     Please note that you need to run /bin/sh (Bourne Shell), bash or a
     compatible shell, so that the above mentioned output redirection works.
     Under C-shell (/bin/csh) or tcsh it would't work. If you don't know, then
     simply make sure you use the Bournce shell by typing /bin/sh or bash,
     then you should have no problems with redirection of stdout and stderr (>
     /dev/null 2> file.debug).

DOCUMENTATION
     See official apsfilter homepage
     http://www.apsfilter.org/handbook.html   Apsfilter Handbook including the
                                              Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

USER FORUM
     Please send questions to the official apsfilter help channel
     apsfilter-help@apsfilter.org.  The above section BUGS and the file
     HOWTO-BUGREPORTS tells you how to report bugs.  If you want to know how
     to troubleshoot your apsfilter installation, please read the manpage
     aps2file(1) and apsfilter-bug(1) as well as the Apsfilter Handbook
     carefully.

HISTORY
     The apspreview manpage has been written by Michael LoÃin
     <phallobst@web.de> and first appeared in apsfilter V 7.1.0.

BSD                              Dec 27, 2001                              BSD