pdfbook2 - transform pdf files to booklets ========================================== pdfbook2 v1.4 (https://github.com/jenom/pdfbook2) (c) 2015 - 2020 Johannes Neumann (http://www.neumannjo.de) licensed under GPLv3 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0) based on pdfbook by David Firth with help from Marco Pessotto DESCRIPTION Create print-ready PDF files from some INPUT PDF files for booklet printing. The resulting files need to be printed in landscape/long edge double sided printing. The default paper format depends on the locale and is choosen by pdfjam. It can be set with the --paper option. Before the pdf is composed the INPUT file is cropped to the relevant area in order to discard unnecessary white spaces. In this process, all pages are cropped to the same dimensions. Extra margins can be defined at the edges of the booklet and in the middle where the binding occurs. The OUTPUT is written to INPUT-book.pdf. Existing files will be overwritten. All input files are processed seperatly. LICENSE This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. 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, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. INSTALLATION Simply copy the file to any convenient location preferably covered by the PATH variable of your shell. Make sure it is set as executable like chmod +x pdfbook2 for unix like systems. REQUIREMENTS python 3.6, pdfjam, pdfcrop and their dependencies. EXAMPLES To simply create a booklet from input.pdf you can use pdfbook2 input.pdf to create input-book.pdf. To select a special type of paper you can do pdfbook2 --paper=letter input.pdf for letter or pdfbook2 --paper=a4paper input.pdf for standard A4. To increase the inner margin for binding use pdfbook2 --inner-margin=200 input.pdf to increase the default value of 150. You can submit multiple files to the script for processing like pdfbook2 input1.pdf input2.pdf which will result in input1-book.pdf and input2-book.pdf. USAGE pdfbook2 [options] file1 [file2 ...] OPTIONS --version show program's version number and exit --help, -h show this help message and exit GENERAL --paper=STR, -p STR Format of the output paper dimensions as latex keyword (e.g. a4paper, letterpaper, legalpaper, ...) --short-edge, -s Format the booklet for short-edge double-sided printing --no-crop, -n Prevent the cropping to the content area MARGINS --outer-margin=INT, -o INT Defines the outer margin in the booklet (default: 40) --inner-margin=INT, -i INT Defines the inner margin between the pages in the booklet (default: 150) --top-margin=INT, -t INT Defines the top margin in the booklet (default: 30) --bottom-margin=INT, -b INT Defines the bottom margin in the booklet (default: 30) ADVANCED --signature=INT Define the signature for the booklet handed to pdfjam, needs to be multiple of 4 (default: 4) --signature*=INT Same as --signature --resolution=INT Resolution used by ghostscript in bp (default: 72) CHANGELOG 1.4 2020/01/20 - migration to Python 3 - fixed bug if the input document had only one page - fix for signature option not working 1.3 2019/08/12 - removed wait after popen to prevent deadlock with very large documents 1.2 2015/06/03 - added man page 1.1 2015/06/01 - added resolution, signature, no-crop options - better handling of input files with different margins on odd and even pages - added short options - speedup for bound calculations and cropping by setting ghostscript resolution to 72 (ref. --resolution option) 1.0 2015/05/27 - initial version
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pdfbook2 – Create booklets from PDF files
This python program creates print-ready PDF files from some input PDF files for booklet printing. The resulting files need to be printed in landscape/long edge double sided printing. The default paper format depends on the locale and is chosen by pdfjam. It can be chosen using the --paper option.
Before the pdf is composed, the input file is cropped to the relevant area in order to discard unnecessary white spaces. In this process, all pages are cropped to the same dimensions. Extra margins can be defined at the edges of the booklet and in the middle where the binding occurs.
The output is written to INPUT-book.pdf. Existing files will be overwritten. All input files are processed seperately.
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