psfixbb - fix the BoundingBox in a Postscript file.
psfixbb [-cefl] [-x N] [-o outfile] filename [filename...]
psfixbb is a tool to create a BoundingBox in Postscript(R) files
which do not have one, or to fix an incorrect existing BoundingBox.
Many applications write Postscript(R) files or Encapsulated Postscript(R)
files with incorrect BoundingBox information. I.e. the box which
contains the image or text on the page is often smaller than specified
in the %%BoundingBox comment in the file. This can be annoying when
importing the file into other documents. psfixbb computes the real
size of the used part of a page and sets the BoundingBox correctly.
Normally the file itself is changed, but it is also possible to just
compute the BoundingBox.
psfixbb uses ghostscript (gs) to transform the page into a
portable bit map (pbm), then the pnmfile and pnmcrop utilities
to determine the real size of the BoundingBox. These three programs
need to be installed for psfixbb to work.
Send a new file with the correct BoundingBox to stdout. This will
leave the original file untouched. Only the first filename on the
command line will be processed.
When the filename extension is .ps, change it to .eps (unless
the resulting file name corresponds to an existing file). See also
Only useful when specified with
flag. Then, existing .eps
files are overwritten if necessary.
List computed BoundingBoxes, do not change any files.
The BoundingBox created can be made larger than the actual image by N
points with this option. The default for N is 1. To make the
BoundingBox minimal use -x0.
Write a new file outfile instead of changing the old file. Only
the first file on the command line will be processed.
Carsten Dominik <dominik@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
This software is written in Perl and may be distributed under the same
terms as Perl itself.
For the file file.ps, the file file.ps% is used temporarily to
hold the new version of the file with changed BoundingBox.
gs(1), pnmfile(1), pnmcrop(1), pnm(5)
The file file.ps% is overwritten without checking. For multipage
documents, only the first page determines the value of the