Acroread usage commands

Usage: /usr/local/bin/X11/acroread [options] [list of files]


Options:
    -display <display>
        This option specifies the host and display to use.
    -geometry [<width>x<height>][{+|-}<x offset>{+|-}<y offset>]
        Size and/or location of the document windows.
    -help
        Prints the common command-line options.
    -helpall
        Prints out all command-line options.
    -iconic
        Launches in an iconic state on the desktop.
    -name <application name>
        Specifies the name under which resources for the application
        should be found.
    -setenv <var>=<value>
        Tells the main application to perform the equivalent of
        C-shell setenv <var> <value>.
    -tempFile
        Indicates files listed on the command line are temporary files
        and should not be put in the recent file list.  The document
        title will be the title in the pdf document, instead of the
        filename.
    -tempFileTitle <title>
        Same as -tempFile, except the title is specified.
    -toPostScript [options] pdf_file ... [ps_dir]
    -toPostScript [options] -pairs pdf_file_1 ps_file_1 ...
    -toPostScript [options]
        Converts the given pdf_files to PostScript.

        In the first form, if the last file specified is a directory,
        then all preceding files will be converted to PostScript
        and the generated PostScript files will be placed into ps_dir.
        If a directory is not specified, then the PostScript files
        will be placed in the same directory as the original file.

        In the second form, the file list contains pairs, each
        consisting of a PDF filename and a corresponding PostScript
        filename.

        The third form specifies a filter, reading a PDF file from
        standard input and writing the PostScript file to standard
        output.

        The following are valid options for the conversion of PDF to
        PostScript:

        -binary - emit binary PostScript where possible
        -end <int> - identify the last page in the document to be converted
           (default is the last page of the document)
        -fast - emit PostScript such that all fonts are emitted once
           at the beginning of the document.  This results in faster
           transmission times and smaller PostScript documents but
           requires more PostScript printer VM.
        -landscape - rotate the pages to print landscape
        -reverse - reverse the page order of the output
        -odd - emit only odd-numbered pages
        -even - emit only even-numbered pages
        -annotsOff - don't print annotations
        -level1 - emit Level 1 PostScript (default is Level 2 PostScript)
        -level2 - emit Level 2 PostScript 
        -level3 - emit Level 3 PostScript 
        -printerhalftones - use the printer default halftones.
        -scale <int> - scale the pages according to the scale factor
           (default is 100 percent)
        -shrink - scale the pages to fit the page size
        -size <pagesize> - set the page size.  The following page sizes
           are recognized:
              letter - letter size paper
              tabloid - tabloid size paper
              ledger - ledger size paper
              legal - legal size paper
              executive - executive size paper
              a3 - standard A3 size
              a4 - standard A4 size
              a5 - standard A5 size
              b4 - standard B4 size
              b5 - standard B5 size
              wxh - custom size paper where w is the integer width
                 in points and h is the integer height in points
        -start <int> - identify the first page in the document to be converted
           (default is the first page of the document)
    -useFrontEndProgram
        If the application is already running on this machine,
        displaying on this display, and has the same application
        name (specified by the -name option). Then a message
        is sent to the application telling it to open any files
        specified on the command line. If the application is not
        already running, the application starts normally.
    +useFrontEndProgram
        The application starts normally without checking if it
        is already running.
    -visual <visual class> [depth=<depth>]
    -visual id=<visual id>
    -visual best
    -visual default
        Specifies a visual.

        In the first form, the visual class (specified by either
        its name or number) with an option depth determine the
        visual to use.

        In the second form, the visual id is specified. The prefix
        0x must be used for hexadecimal numbers.

        The third form uses an internal algorithm based on depth
        and visual class.

        The fourth form simply uses the default visual.

        Note that PseudoColor visuals of depth greater than 8,
        and DirectColor visuals are not supported.
    -xrm <X resource specification>
        Standard X Window System resource specification on command line.

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