4TeX OPT files
A complete workbench should offer the user to choose which printer
he/she uses. This is done with the printer LST file (US_PRN.LST). Since
4TeX also offers the user to set all kind of printer options in the
Printer options menu, 4TeX needs a
list of available printer options and the parameters that are used when
using the selected option. Hence for every printer an OPT file is used,
e.g. for the DVIPS.EXE program (used to print on PS printers) 4TeX has
the file DVIPS.OPT. This file looks like:
Below we will explain all the options. Note that for every printer, 4TeX
also defines a PAP file, which contains a
list of all available paper sizes for the given printer and in the file
MAGSTEPS.LST you will find a list of
available magnifications. If 4TeX can't find the OPT file for the
specified printer it will use the DVIPS.OPT file. Note that the printer
option is every thing after the equal sign, e.g., oddpages=-A>/tt>
means that the DVIPS option to print only the odd pages is -A If your
printer hasn't got a certain option leave it blank after the equal sign,
or just remove the option from the OPT file.
When printing to a file this options specifies the
default file extension that is used in the save file
The documentation showing/explaining all the printer
The option that will write the output to a file
The option the specifies a page range that should be
printed, e.g. for DVIPS the range could be 3:10,21,73:92
meaning pages 3 until 10, page 21, and pages 73 until
Specifies the first pages that should be printed.
Specifies the last page that should be printed.
Specifies that only odd pages are printed
Only even pages are printed
Include this command line option to create a number of
copies, but collated (by replicating the data in the
PostScript file). Slower than the copypage option, but
easier on the hands, and faster than resubmitting the
same PostScript file multiple times.
Insert this command line option to generate copies of
every page, by using PostScript's #copies feature.
Include this command line option to generate copies of
each page, but duplicating the page body rather than
using the #numcopies option. This can be useful in
conjunction with a header file setting /bop-hook to do
color separations or other neat tricks.
The page ranges that are specified are the page numbers
as generated by (La)TeX and not the pagecounter.
The last page is printed first.
Output is printed in landscape mode.
You need to manually feed every page to the printer.
The printer resolution (X as well as Y resolution)
Horizontal (X) printer resolution.
Vertical (Y) printer resolution.
Page margin/offset to move the origin by a certain
amount. The offset is a comma-separated pair of
dimensions, such as .1in,-.3cm The origin of the page is
shifted from the default position (of one inch down, one
inch to the right from the upper left corner of the
paper) by this amount.
Insert this option to set the magnification ratio to
x/1000. Overrides the magnification specified in the
.dvi file. (Use the dvimagnify option or the Multiply by
.dvi magnification checkbox to multiply this
factor for that in the .dvi file.) Must be between 10
and 100000. It is recommended that you use standard
magstep values (1095, 1200, 1440, 1728, 2074, 2488,
2986, and so on) to help reduce the total number of .PK
Some printers need printer options where the option and
value are separated by a space, others need option and
value not separated at all (e.g. -l 10 or -l10). Use
stripspace=y to ensure that the option and value is
separated by a space.