pdfmom(1) General Commands Manual pdfmom(1)

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

pdfmom [-Tpdf] [groff-options] [file ...]
pdfmom -Tps [pdfroff-options] [groff-options] [file ...]
pdfmom -v
pdfmom --version

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 document.

pdfmom accepts all the same options as groff. If -Tps is given, the options associated with pdfroff are accepted as well. When pdfmom calls pdfroff, the options “-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 or --version options, pdfmom displays its version information and exits.

pdfmom was written by Deri James and Peter Schaffter, and is maintained by James.

“Producing PDFs with groff and mom”, by Deri James and Peter Schaffter. This file, together with its source, mom-pdf.mom, is part of the groff distribution.

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

13 September 2023 groff 1.23.0