Appendix G. Printable File Types

Table of Contents

G.1. Standard File Types
G.1.1. XPS to PDF Installation Instructions
G.2. Advanced File Types

G.1. Standard File Types

SavaPage printer supports a number of common file types out of the box as summarized in Table G.1, “Standard Printable File Types”.

ExtensionType

pdf

Portable Document Format

The PDF must not be encrypted and not password protected.

ps

PostScript

DRM protected PostScript is rendered for ProxyPrinting only. See Section 10.7, “Printing Encrypted PDF”.

xps

XML Paper Specification

See Section G.1.1, “XPS to PDF Installation Instructions”.

html

Hypertext Markup Language

CSS 2.1 is fully supported.

txt

Text File

bmp

Bitmap

gif

Graphic Interchange Format

For Animated GIF each image is rendered separately.

jpg, jpeg, jpe

JPEG/JIFF Image

png

Portable (Public) Network Graphic

svg

Scalable Vector Graphics

The librsvg2-bin package is needed for this option. On Debian based systems use this command to install:

sudo apt-get install librsvg2-bin

tiff, tif

Tagged Image Format File

Multi-page tiff is supported.

Table G.1. Standard Printable File Types


Note

The Default Paper Size, as shown in Figure 4.102, “Admin Web App: Options - Default Paper Size”, is used as the paper size for the printed document of a Printable File Type which itself does not have a document structure with a clearly defined page size. These types typically include HTML, TXT and images.

G.1.1. XPS to PDF Installation Instructions

XML Paper Specification (XPS) is an XML based electronic paper format originally developed by Microsoft to serve as a PDF alternative. XPS files are usually created using "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" in a Windows environment.

SavaPage uses the xpstopdf command from the libgxps[41] package to convert XPS documents to PDF format. Check if this package is installed by entering the command: xpstopdf --help

On Debian based systems you can install the package with the command:

sudo apt-get install libgxps-utils

Note

Before XPS to PDF can be used it must be enabled. See Figure 4.104, “Admin Web App: Options - Converters”.



[41] libgxps is a library for handling and rendering XPS documents.