# [texhax] using both sides of page for a 2-up latex document?

Christopher W. Ryan cryan at binghamton.edu
Tue May 2 15:11:01 CEST 2006

This is very similar to what I have tried with the booklet package, and
it almost worked.  But . . .

You are correct that I want page one to look like:

text | text

with the letter paper in landscape orientation

and I want page two to look like:

art | art

and then I'll print page two on the back side of page one.

With what I have tried so far in booklet package, if I use a simple

\begin{figure}
\begin{center}
\includegraphics[angle=90, width=X]{art.eps}  %where X is some number of
inches
\end{center}
\end{figure}

twice,

then I get something like

art | text

on one page and

text | art on the other

But at least the art is positioned smack dab in the middle of its area,
like it is supposed to be.

If I use the [h] option for the figure environment, same result.

If I use the [h!] option for the figure environment, I get

text | text on one page and art | art on the other, which is what I
want.  But the art is no longer centered vertically (in landscape
orientation)  Instead, it is moved up to the top/long edge of the
landscaped paper.

However, I was using width=some number of inches.  Perhaps using
textwidth will solve that problem.

Thanks very much.

--Chris

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Matthew Leingang wrote:
> Interesting question.  Here's a possibility, which is not a pure LaTeX
> solution but does get the job done.
>
> %--- LaTeX document ----
> \documentclass[oneside]{memoir}
>
> \usepackage{graphicx}
>
> \pagestyle{empty}
> \newcommand{\frontpage}{
>     \null\vfill
>     \begin{center}
>     \Huge Please come to my art show!
>     \end{center}
>     \vfill
>     \pagebreak
> }
> \newcommand{\backpage}{
>     \begin{center}
>     \includegraphics[angle=90,width=\textwidth]{hassam3.jpg}
>     \end{center}
>     \clearpage
> }
> \begin{document}
>
> \frontpage
> \frontpage
> \backpage
> \backpage
> \end{document}
> %--- End Document ---
>
> Now print to file using a 2-up option. :-)
>
> I'm guessing you could do something similar with a landscape papersize and
> two minipages, eliminating the print to file step.
>
> --Matt
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On 5/1/06 11:51 PM, "Christopher W. Ryan" <cryan at binghamton.edu> wrote:
>
>
>>My daughter has to create a simple invitation for her senior art show in
>>high school.  I thought it might be educational for me and for her to
>>try to do it in latex.  We've already done it in OpenOffice.org, but it
>>involved a lot of manual dragging of frames here and there and took a
>>long time to get a less-than-perfect layout.
>>
>>The invitations are to be approx 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches, laid out
>>side-by-side on letter paper, in "2-up" fashion, so they can be cut
>>apart into two separate invitations.  So far that's easy.
>>
>>On the back of the text, there is to be an image of one of her pieces of
>>artwork. It is supposed to occupy almost all of the back side, save for
>>a small margin all around.  We scanned one of her B&W photos into an
>>image file (currently jpg, but we could convert it to just about
>>anything.)  The thing I'm finding difficult is centering the image so
>>that it aligns with the centered text on the front side, so that when we
>>cut them in two, both text and image will be in the center (in all
>>directions) of their respective now-half-sized sheets of paper.
>>
>>What is the best latex way to do this?  So far, I have experimented with
>>the booklet package.
>>
>>Thanks.
>>
>>--Chris Ryan
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