gsf-office-thumbnailer - Man Page

office files thumbnailer for the GNOME desktop


gsf-office-thumbnailer [Options] infile outfile


This manual page briefly documents the gsf-office-thumbnailer command.

gsf-office-thumbnailer is used internally by GNOME applications such as nautilus to generate thumbnails of several types of office application files. While it is possible to invoke it manually, it is usually invoked automatically by nautilus.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with single letter options starting with a single dash (`-') and longer options starting with two dashes (`--').

Main options

-i,  --input=filename

Name of file for which to create a thumbnail

-o,  --output=filename

Name of the file in which to store the thumbnail

-s,  --size=N

Size of thumbnail in pixels; the thumbnail will be at most N*N pixels large.

Help options

-?,  --help

Display a brief usage message


gsf-office-thumbnailer is licensed under the terms of version 2.1 of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) as published by the Free Software Foundation. For information on this license look at the source code that came with the software or see the GNU project page.


gsf-office-thumbnailer's primary author is Federico Mena-Quintero <>.

The initial version of this manpage was written by J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <>.


August 17, 2005 gsf GNOME