1. NAME ▲
thumbpdf - generate thumbnail images for a PDF file created with pdftex
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
thumbpdf [ OPTION... ] PDF_FILE
3. DESCRIPTION ▲
thumbpdf is used to create thumbnail images of individual pages within a PDF (Portable Document Format) document.
4. USAGE ▲
First run pdftex(1) on your document to create a PDF file. Then run thumbpdf to generate the thumbnails, a PDF file containing the thumbnails, and a pdfTeX file to include the thumbnails in the PDF file. Finally, run pdftex(1) on your file again to create the final PDF file.
5. OPTIONS ▲
--help print usage
--(no)makepng make PNG thumbnail images (default: true)
--(no)makepdf generate new PDF file containing the thumbnails (default: true)
--(no)makedef create a TeX file for pdftex(1) to read in (default: true)
--(no)quiet suppress messages (default: false)
--(no)verbose verbose messages (default: false)
--(no)debug print debugging information while parsing (default: false)
--resolution res resolution for GhostScript step (default: 9)
--compress n \pdfcompresslevel for thumbpdf.pdf (0-9; default: 9)
--device | pngdev GhostScript PNG device; dev = `mono\', `gray\', `16\', `256\', `16m\' (default: `png16m\')
6. FILES ▲
thumbnn.png PNG thumbnail images
thumbpdf.pdf PDF file containing thumbnail images
thumbpdf.tex A pdfTeX program to include the thumbnails file
thumbpdf.log pdfTeX log file
thumbpdf.sty a LaTeX package to be included in files for which a user wants to generate thumbnails
7. SEE ALSO ▲
8. BUGS ▲
None known, but report any bugs found to the author.
9. COPYRIGHT ▲
Copyright \[co] 1999. thumbpdf is distributed under version 1, or (at your option) a later version of the LaTeX Project Public License.
10. AUTHOR ▲
thumbpdf was written by Heiko Oberdiek <>.
This manual page was written by C.M. Connelly <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system. It may be used by other distributions without contacting the author. Any mistakes or omissions in the manual page are my fault; inquiries about or corrections to this manual page should be directed to me (and not to the primary author).