# [texhax] [Fwd: Re: 4 'minipages' to fit on one A4-size paper for a booklet. -- How to do that?]

Tue Mar 30 19:18:04 CEST 2010

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Subject: Re: [texhax] 4 'minipages' to fit on one A4-size paper for a
booklet. -- How to do that?
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 19:17:49 +0200
From: Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk>
To: ulrich.gruen at gmail.com
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Ulrich Grün wrote:
> Also schrieben Sie am Dienstag, 30. März 2010 14:13:32:
>> Dear Ulrich,
>>
>> using pdfpages usually means working with *two* documents. The first, I
>> call it songbook.tex, will be where you create your songbook in A6 format,
>>  as you already did. From this you create main.pdf the usual way.
>>
>> Then you create a second document, perhaps called printversion.tex. It will
>> do the sorting using pdfpages.
>>
>> Use this as a starting point -- I needed pdfpages for a different approach,
>> and duty calls so I don't have the time to look it up properly.
>>
>> \documentclass{minimal}
>> \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry}
>> \usepackage{pdfpages}
>> \begin{document}
>> \includepdf[pages=1-,nup=2x2]{songbook}
>> 	% use the correct nup= option, 2x2 will not be what you want
>> \end{document}
>
> nup=2x2 seems allright (2x2 A6 pages on one A4 page).
> The problem that has not yet been solved is that I need to have page 2 (of the
> A6 page) on the reverse side of page 1 (and so on).
> The print-out should look like this:
>
> 1,3   4,2   9,11
> 5,7   8,6   13,15  etc
>
> (In this way, I print the odd sides first, put the printed sheets back in the
> printer, and print the even sides afterward)
>
> While it now looks like this:
>
> 1,2   5,6   9,10
> 3,4   7,8   11,12  etc.
>
> pdfpages.pdf doesn't seem to help here...
>
>

pages={1,3,5,7,4,2,8,6,9,11,13,15}

or something like that

untested

/daleif