Command-line options to specify print job set-ups (/PDFOPTS, /PCLOPTS, /PSOPTS) often include one or more parameters. When saving options you may choose whether mnemonic (alphabetic) or numeric parameters are used. The default format (for backwards compatibility) is numeric unless all options have been read in mnemonic form.

Click to expand/collapse hidden textMnemonic parameters

To use mnemonic parameters, a sequence of two-character codes is used. The initial letter (upper case) in these two-character codes defines the Class of option:

C Comments

F Fonts

G Graphics

M Macros

N No or do not allow

O Output

S Substitute fonts

For clarity, the codes can be separated by commas:

PDFOPTS FT,NP,NN,OP

or for conciseness, the commas may be omitted and the parameters run together:

PDFOPTS FTNPNNOP

For human readability, however, using upper case for the first letter and lower case for the second letter of each code, e.g.:

PDFOPTS FtNpNnOp

may be a better approach. It also has the advantage that parameters in the same Class can then be compounded, omitting any repeated initial capital letters, e.g.:

PDFOPTS FtNpnOp

See the option flags table arranged in Mnemonic code order below.

Click to expand/collapse hidden textMnemonic code order

Code

Flag

Decimal

Output

Description

Co

$4000000

67108864

All

Store comments in the output file.

See also Ox, Np.

Cx

$1

1

PCL only

If PJL comments are to be saved then save them as XML.

Fa

$800

2048

PDF, PS only

Do not download fonts: all fonts are to be substituted by standard Postscript or Acrobat® fonts.

Fp

$40000

262144

Print formats

Download fonts before use.

Ft

$1000

4096

Print formats

Include TrueType fonts in the output file.

Ga

$10000

65536

All

Image the whole page as a graphic.

Gt

$20000

131072

Print formats

Image all but the text.

Ma

$40

64

PCL only

Macro is to be positioned absolutely.

Mp

$1000000

16777216

PCL only

Make a permanent macro

Mt

$2000000

33554432

PCL only

Make a temporary macro

N4

$10000000

268435456

All

Inhibit CCITT group 4 compression.

Nb

$400000

4194304

PDF only

Skip blank pages.

Nc

$4

4

PDF only

Disable copying of text and graphics from the document.

Ne

$2

2

PDF only

Disable changing the document other than by adding or changing text notes.

Ni

$100000

1048576

PCL only

No scaled images output.

See also No.

Nj

$80

128

PCL only

Do not use any PJL commands.

Nn

$8

8

PDF only

Disable adding and changing text notes.

No

$100000

1048576

PDF only

Omit the table of contents.

See also Ni.

Np

$1

1

PDF only

Disables printing the document.

See also Cx, Ox.

Ns

$20000000

536870912

PCL only

Scaled printing forbidden.

O6

$400

1024

All

Request 600 dpi resolution.

Oc

$200

512

Print formats

Combine words into longer text strings where possible.

Oe

$200000

2097152

PDF only

Use 128 bit encryption.

See also Ol.

Og

$8000000

134217728

PDF, PS only

Output graphics on pass 1, text on pass 2

Oi

$80000

524288

PCL, PDF only

Allow inverse orientations to be displayed upside down

Oj

$40000000

1073741824

All

Jog offsetting required

Ok

$800000

8388608

PDF, PS only

Suppress reordering of shading and graphics.

Ol

$200000

2097152

PCL only

PCL Lightweight Imaging Device.

See also Oe.

Op

$100

256

All

Compress the PDF output using Flate compression.

Os

$80000000

2147483648

All

Stapling required.

Ox

$1

1

HTML only

Save as XML, not simple HTML.

See also Cx, Ox.

Sb

$4000

16384

Print formats

Use substitutes instead of any bitmap fonts.

Sn

$8000

32768

Print formats

Do not use substitute fonts even a substitute font has been specified in the font library.

St

$2000

8192

Print formats

Use substitutes instead of any True type fonts.

Click to expand/collapse hidden textNumeric parameters

The value of an option when expressed numerically is the sum of all the flag-bits. For example, the flag bits ($1000+1+8+$100) add up to $1109; in decimal this option would be keyed-in as:

PDFOPTS: 4361

See the option flags table arranged in Numeric flag bit order below.

Click to expand/collapse hidden textNumeric flag bit order

Flag

Decimal

Code

Output

Description

$1

1

Cx

or

PCL only

If PJL comments are to be saved then save them as XML.

 

 

Ox

or

HTML only

Save as XML, not simple HTML.

 

 

Np

PDF only

Disables printing the document.

$2

2

Ne

PDF only

Disable changing the document other than by adding or changing text notes.

$4

4

Nc

PDF only

Disable copying of text and graphics from the document.

$8

8

Nn

PDF only

Disable adding and changing text notes.

$10

16

 

 

unassigned

$20

32

 

 

unassigned

$40

64

Ma

PCL only

Macro is to be positioned absolutely.

$80

128

Nj

PCL only

Do not use any PJL commands.

$100

256

Op

All

Compress the output (e.g. using Flate compression for PDF).

$200

512

Oc

Print formats

Combine words into longer text strings where possible.

$400

1024

O6

All

Request 600 dpi resolution.

$800

2048

Fa

PDF, PS only

Do not download fonts: all fonts are to be substituted by standard Postscript or Acrobat® fonts.

$1000

4096

Ft

Print formats

TrueType fonts are to be included in the output file.

$2000

8192

St

Print formats

Use substitutes instead of any True type fonts.

$4000

16384

Sb

Print formats

Use substitutes instead of any bitmap fonts.

$8000

32768

Sn

Print formats

Do not use substitute fonts even a substitute font has been specified in the font library.

$10000

65536

Ga

All

Image the whole page as a graphic.

$20000

131072

Gt

Print formats

Image all but the text.

$40000

262144

Fp

Print formats

Download fonts before use.

$80000

524288

Oi

PCL, PDF only

Allow inverse orientations to be displayed upside down.

$100000

1048576

Ni

or

PCL only

No scaled images.

 

 

No

PDF only

Omit the table of contents.

$200000

2097152

Ol

or

PCL only

PCL Lightweight Imaging Device.

 

 

Oe

PDF only

Use 128 bit encryption.

$400000

4194304

Nb

PDF only

Skip blank pages.

$800000

8388608

Ok

PDF, PS only

Suppress reordering of shading and graphics.

$1000000

16777216

Mp

PCL only

Make a permanent macro.

$2000000

33554432

Mt

PCL only

Make a temporary macro.

$4000000

67108864

Co

All

Store comments in the output file.

$8000000

134217728

Og

PDF, PS only

Output graphics on pass 1, text on pass 2.

$10000000

268435456

N4

All

Inhibit CCITT group 4 compression.

$20000000

536870912

Ns

PCL only

Scaled printing forbidden.

$40000000

1073741824

Oj

All

Jog offsetting required.

$80000000

2147483648

Os

All

Stapling required.

 

-1

 

All

Resets export options to their default values.

"Print formats" are those which include the text of the document as strings of characters (e.g. PCL, PDF, PS) rather than just images (e.g. JPEG, PNG, TIFF).