# [texhax] back-to-back central pin binding

Thu Mar 31 13:46:18 CEST 2011

On Mar 30, 2011, at 12:08 PM, Ganesh Sharma wrote:

> Is it possible to arrange the pages for the back-to-back central pin binding from a dvi or pdf or ps file.

Yes. The package pdfpages can do this (possibly w/ a bit of finessing --- last time I checked the big thing it couldn't do was rotation for flats w/ more than 2 pages), or you can use the booklet package or some other special-purpose package, or you can arrange the pages manually.

For your example, assuming letter-sized pages being placed onto tabloid sheets the latter would be pretty simple:

\documentclass{minimal}
\usepackage[paperwidth=17in,paperheight=11in,margin=0in]{geometry}
\usepackager{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\includegraphics[page=8]{yourdocument}\includegraphics[page=1]{yourdocument}
\includegraphics[page=2]{yourdocument}\includegraphics[page=7]{yourdocument}
\includegraphics[page=6]{yourdocument}\includegraphics[page=3]{yourdocument}
\includegraphics[page=4]{yourdocument}\includegraphics[page=5]{yourdocument}
\end{document}

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