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pdfmom(1)                  General Commands Manual                 pdfmom(1)

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       pdfmom - produce PDF documents using the mom macro package for groff

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       pdfmom [-Tpdf] [groff-options] file ...

       pdfmom -Tps [pdfroff-options] [groff-options] file ...

       pdfmom -v

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       pdfmom is a wrapper around groff(1) that facilitates the production
       of PDF documents from files formatted with the mom macros.

       pdfmom prints to the standard output, so output must usually be
       redirected to a destination file.  The size of the final PDF can be
       reduced by piping the output through ps2pdf(1).

       If called with the -Tpdf option (which is the default), pdfmom
       processes files using groff's native PDF driver, gropdf(1).  If -Tps
       is given, processing is passed over to pdfroff, which uses groff's
       PostScript driver.  In either case, multiple runs of the source file
       are performed in order to satisfy any forward references in the

       pdfmom accepts all the same options as groff.  If -Tps is given, the
       options associated with pdfroff are accepted as well.  Please note
       that when pdfmom calls pdfroff, the
              -mpdfmark -mom --no-toc
       options are implied and should not be given on the command line.
       Equally, it is not necessary to supply the -mom or -m mom options
       when -Tps is absent.

       PDF integration with the mom macros is discussed in full in the
       manual Producing PDFs with groff and mom, which was itself produced
       with pdfmom.

       If called with the -v option, pdfmom simply displays its version
       information and exits.

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       pdfmom sometimes issues warnings of the type
              ...: can't transparently output node at top level
       but this is more of an annoyance than a bug, and may safely be

Authors         top

       pfdmom was written by Deri James ⟨deri@chuzzlewit.demon.co.uk⟩ and
       Peter Schaffter ⟨peter@schaffter.ca⟩.

See Also         top

       Producing PDFs with groff and mom, by Deri James and Peter Schaffter;
       a copy is installed at /usr/local/share/doc/groff-1.22.4/pdf/

       groff(1), gropdf(1), pdfroff(1), ps2pdf(1)

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       This page is part of the groff (GNU troff) project.  Information
       about the project can be found at 
       ⟨http://www.gnu.org/software/groff/⟩.  If you have a bug report for
       this manual page, see ⟨http://www.gnu.org/software/groff/⟩.  This
       page was obtained from the project's upstream Git repository
       ⟨https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/groff.git⟩ on 2020-07-14.  (At that
       time, the date of the most recent commit that was found in the repos‐
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       of the original manual page), send a mail to man-pages@man7.org

groff            16 May 2020                       pdfmom(1)

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