Actions - Present

Actions

Present

Presentation

--presentation [--progressthermometer] [--blackslideatend]
[--fullscreen] [--selfrunning=0] [--transition=transition]

Purpose

Prepares a PDF for use as a slide presentation.

Parameters

progressthermometer
optional, add a progress thermometer at the bottom of the pages of the document
blackslideatend
optional, add black slide at the end of the document
fullscreen
optional, display presentation in full
screen mode
selfrunning
optional, number of seconds for each page in a selfrunning presentation
transition
optional, transition between pages (any of: blinds, box, comb, cover, dissolve, fade, glitter, push, random, replace, split, uncover, wipe, zoomin, zoomout)

Example

pdfToolbox --presentation --selfrunning=5 --transition=split
--progressthermometer --fullscreen <PDF file>

Handout

--handout [--pagesize=DINA4] [--firstpageonlyoneslide]
[--slidesperpage=3]

Purpose

Creates a handout containing several slides on one page and optionally some lines for notes.

Parameters

pagesize
optional, pagesize of resulting document (any of: Letter, DINA4)
firstpageonlyoneslide
optional, place only one slide on the first page
slidesperpage
optional, number and layout of slides on page (any of: 2, 2nonotes, 3, 3nonotes, 2x2, 2x2nonotes, 2x3nonotes, 3x2)

Example

pdfToolbox --handout --pagesize=Letter
--firstpageonlyoneslide --slidesperpage=2x2 <PDF file>

Passe partout

--passepartout [--backgroundborderwidth=5mm] --background=<>

Purpose

Adds a background border around the current page content.

Parameters

backgroundborderwidth
optional, width of background border around each page (pt, in, mm, cm)
background
path to a pdf file used as the background pattern, pre-installed background pattern files can be found in <Application folder>/var/Actions/PassePartout

Example

pdfToolbox --passepartout --backgroundborderwidth=1cm

--background=<Background PDF> <PDF file>

Light table

--lighttable --background=<> [--numberofcolumns=5]
--pageheight=<> --pagewidth=<>

Purpose

Puts several pages on one new page to give the impression of a light table.

Parameters

background
path to a pdf file with the background pattern, pre-installed background pattern files can be found in <Application folder>/var/Actions/LightTable
numberofcolumns
optional, number of columns
pageheight
page height of the new page (pt, in, mm, cm)
pagewidth
page width of the new page (pt, in, mm, cm)

Example

pdfToolbox --lighttable --numberofcolumns=3

--background=<Background PDF> --pageheight=420mm
--pagewidth=594mm <PDF file>

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