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 MPTOOL(1)                                                         MPTOOL(1)
                               15 October 2002



 NAME
      mptool - a Gtk+ window-based front-end to the mp POSTSCRIPT pretty
      printer program.

 SYNOPSIS
      The mptool program has virtually the same command line options as the
      mp program. See those manual pages for more details.

      The additional mptool options are:

      [ -tooltips ]

 DESCRIPTION
      The mp program is used to pretty print mail, news articles or ordinary
      text files.  There are now lots of command line options to mp which
      can be used to setup various options to change the way the text is
      output. These are not always easy to remember. The mptool program is
      provided as a simpler means of setting these options and thereby
      making it easier to print your files in the desired format.  It is
      also possible to select text in another Gtk+ application, and drag and
      drop that text over the mptool open window, and it will be
      automatically printed out using the current settings.

 OPTIONS
      The mptool program has virtually the same command line options as the
      mp program. See those manual pages for more details. The additional
      mptool options are:

      -tooltips
           Enable Gtk+ help tooltips. By default, tooltips will be disabled.

 RESOURCES
      On startup, mptool look for various X resources which by default are
      stored in $HOME/.mpdefaults. Note these resource names will be
      prepended with mptool. Virtually all of these X resources are
      described in the mp manual pages.  The additional mptool resources
      are:

      Resource:      tooltips
      Values:        True, False (False)
      Description    If set to true Gtk+ help tooltips are enabled.

 USAGE
      mptool operates via a set of graphical items both in the main window
      and the various option sheets. Tooltip help on the various options can
      be enabled (or disabled if already enabled), via the Help keyboard
      key. Commonly used operations are easily accessable via options in the
      main window; the remainder are on the option sheets. Each option
      equates to an mp command line option. This section gives the match up
      between these graphical options and the equivalent mp command line
      option. Refer to the mp manuals pages for more details on each option.



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           Filenames:     The file(s) to be printed.

           Input type:    Nothing, "-news", "-postscript" or "-text",
                          depending upon the setting.

           Output type:   Nothing, "-landscape" or an Organiser type (see
                          below).

           Organiser:     "-filofax", "-franklin", "-proplan", "-timeman",
                          "-tsintl" or "-tspartner" depending upon the
                          organiser type selected.

           Paper Size:    Nothing, "-a4" or "-us".

           Subject:       Nothing or "-subject <subject>".

           Copies:        "-copies #".

           Number of Sides:
                          Nothing or "-duplex".

      Clicking on the Print button causes mptool to execute an mp job with
      the various command line settings. Clicking on the Reset button will
      reset all the options to their default values.

      Note that the Filename: field can contain multiple filenames. These
      should be separated by spaces. If any of the filenames contain a space
      character, then this filename needs to be quoted.

      There are various option property windows. The Header options window
      contains the following options:

           Print all headers:
                          "-allhdrs".

           Headers to Print:
                          "-addhdr <header>" or "-remhdr <header>" depending
                          upon whether the header is a new one added by the
                          user, or a default one that was removed from the
                          initial list.

      The Input options window contains the following options:

           Prologue Name: nothing or "-prologue <name>".

           Mail folder    Nothing or "-folder".

           Mail digest    Nothing or "-digest".

           Elm mail file: nothing or "-elm".




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           Use From header:
                          nothing or "-from".

           Use Content-Length: field:
                          nothing or "-content".

           Use file last modification time:
                          nothing or "-modtime".

      The Output options window contains the following options:

           Printer Name:  "-printer" or "-printer <name> depending upon
                          whether a printer name was given.

           Line Length:   "-linelength #".

           Page Length:   "-pagelength #".

           Output to BSD printer system:
                          "-bsdprint".

      The Printing options window contains the following options:

           Columns per Page:
                          "-columns #".

           Spaces per Tab Character:
                          "-tab #".

           Margins:       "-top #", "-left #", "-bottom #" and "-right #".

           Print header page
                          Nothing or "-banner".

           Wrap words onto next line of
                          nothing or "-wrap".

           Flip banner headings:
                          nothing or "-flip".

           Force new page:
                          nothing or "-forcepage".

           Number each line of output:
                          nothing or "-number".

           Adjust reverse page for duplex printing
                          nothing or "-tumble".

      The User Name options window contains the following options:




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           Alias Name:    "-alias name".

           Characters in User Name:
                          "-chars #".

           Words in User Name:
                          "-words #".

      These options will only be applyed if you click on the Apply button on
      the appropriate options sheet. Clicking on the Reset button on that
      property sheet, resets those property sheet values back to their
      default values.  Clicking on the Save as Defaults option in the
      Options menu, causes all the current option sheet settings to be the
      defaults the next time mptool is started.

 ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
      The default output printer is determined by looking at the.  PRINTER
      environment variable for BSD systems or the LPDEST environment
      variable for System V systems.
      An alternative file containing the mptool X resources can be given
      with the MPDEFAULTS environment variable.

 FILES
      $HOME/.mpdefaults
           X resource initialisation file.
      BINDIR/mptool
           executable

 SEE ALSO
      mp(1), lp(1), lpr(1)

 AUTHOR
      Rich Burridge.  MAIL: Rich.Burridge@Sun.Com





















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