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pdf2swf - Man Page

Converts Acrobat PDF files into Flash SWF Animation files.


pdf2swf [-options] file.pdf -o file.swf


Converts a PDF file to a SWF file.


-h,  --help

   Print short help message and exit

-V,  --version

   Print version info and exit

-o,  --output file.swf

   will go into a seperate file.

-p,  --pages range


-P,  --password password

   Use password for deciphering the pdf.

-v,  --verbose

   Be verbose. Use more than one -v for greater effect.

-z,  --zlib

   The resulting SWF will not be playable in browsers with Flash Plugins 5 and below!

-i,  --ignore

   SWF files a little bit smaller, but it may also cause the images in the pdf to look funny.

-j,  --jpegquality quality

   Set quality of embedded jpeg pictures to quality. 0 is worst (small), 100 is best (big). (default:85)

-s,  --set param=value

   Set a SWF encoder specific parameter.  See pdf2swf -s help for more information.

-w,  --samewindow

   When clicked on, the page they point to will be opened in the window the SWF is displayed.

-t,  --stop

   The resulting SWF file will not turn pages automatically.

-T,  --flashversion num

   Set Flash Version in the SWF header to num.

-F,  --fontdir directory

   Add directory to the font search path.

-b,  --defaultviewer

   Therefore the swf file will be "browseable", i.e.  display some buttons for turning pages.
   The viewer swf to be used is determined by a symlink named "default_viewer.swf" in
   the swftools data directory.

-l,  --defaultloader

   The loader swf to be used is determined by a symlink named "default_loader.swf" in
   the swftools data directory.

-B,  --viewer filename

   See http://www.quiss.org/swftools/pdf2swf_usage.html for information on how to create your own viewers.

-L,  --preloader filename

   filename is an arbitrary swf animation.

-q,  --quiet

   Suppress normal messages.  Use -qq to suppress warnings, also.

-S,  --shapes

   Don't use SWF Fonts, but store everything as shape.

-f,  --fonts

   Store full fonts in SWF. (Don't reduce to used characters).

-G,  --flatten

   This usually makes the file faster to render and also usually smaller, but will increase
   conversion time.

-I,  --info

   Don't do actual conversion, just display a list of all pages in the PDF.

-Q,  --maxtime n

   Abort conversion after n seconds. Only available on Unix.


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