PDFBOOK ======= Description ----------- Rearrange pages in a PDF file into signatures and (optionally) rescale to fit 2 original pages on 1 physical one. Allows one to easily convert pdf documents to booklet format, e.g. transform from A4 paper to A5 pages on A4 paper, such that one can fold the pages and obtains a small booklet. Authors ------- Original version by Tigran Aivazian, based on the algorithm from psutils/psbook.c, which was written by Angus J. C. Duggan 1991-1995. Modification and additions by: Jaap Eldering <eldering at a-eskwadraat.nl> Roman Buchert <roman.buchert at arcor.de> Pierre Francois <pf at romanliturgy.org> Copyright --------- This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA Installation ------------ On a *nix environment, installation should be as simple as running 'make pdfbook' in the directory containing the pdfbook.c source. Runtime-depends on LaTeX and the pdfpages package and pdfinfo. Usage ----- Running pdfbook without parameters produces a short help. For simply transforming an A4 document to print in A5 booklet format, use: 'pdfbook -2 <infile> <outfile>' Changelog --------- * 16-09-2009, Jaap Eldering, added Makefile and patch by Jeroen Leeuwestein adding quoting of filenames in system commands. * +/- 2007, modifications by Jaap Eldering, Roman Buchert, Pierre Francois, adding support for autodetected and manual papersize setting, reduction of pages for last book with signatures, and debugging option. * June 2005, modified by Jaap Eldering <eldering at a-eskwadraat.nl>, added option to generate booklet by placing 2x A5 pages on A4 paper. * Original version by Tigran Aivazian <tigran at aivazian.fsnet.co.uk> based on the algorithm from psutils/psbook.c, which was written by Angus J. C. Duggan 1991-1995.
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pdfbook – Rearrange pages of a PDF file for booklet printing
Rearrange pages in a PDF file into signatures and (optionally) rescale to fit 2 original pages on 1 physical one.
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Tigran Aivazian (inactive)
process PDF files|