[texhax] 4 'minipages' to fit on one A4-size paper for a booklet. -- How to do that?
pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Tue Mar 30 19:23:16 CEST 2010
On 03/30/2010 09:36 AM, 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.
>> % use the correct nup= option, 2x2 will not be what you want
> 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
I can't think that is right, even for a simple two-folio fold, and far
less for a multifolio gathering.
A two-folio fold with a 2--3 spread in the center would require
4,1 2,3 (to allow page 2 to appear as the verso of page 1, etc.)
Any more complex scheme of imposition will have one two-page sheet with
consecutive numbers at the center of the gathering. Even numbered
versos have to be on the left hand side of every face of the A4 paper.
> (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...
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