[OS X TeX] 2in1 package for lettersize?

Christopher Menzel cmenzel at tamu.edu
Mon Nov 3 20:43:07 CET 2008

On Nov 2, 2008, at 10:28 PM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:
> What about pgfpages? I think by Till Tantau. I use this to make 4-up  
> printouts of slides from Beamer. Maybe it does what you want.

Thanks for the suggestion, Adam.  I don't think pdfpages is quite what  
I'm looking for, as it seems to require a two step process: (1) call  
pdflatex on the document I'm working on (2) call pdflatex on a second  
small document with a single \includepdf command that inserts the  
output of (1) and renders it two pages per sheet.  The nice things  
about 2in1 is that it creates the 2x1 output directly, enabling you to  
preview your output in Skim (or whatever) as you work as usual with C- 
c C-c.  My hack of 2in1 does that as well, but I just don't know how  
to get those page numbers properly centered, as their location doesn't  
appear to be controlled by any of the parameters in 2in1.sty.

Thanks again.


> On Nov 2, 2008, at 8:58 PM, Christopher Menzel wrote:
>> There's a nice little package called 2in1 that renders two pages on  
>> a single sheet in landscape orientation.  However, the package only  
>> works properly for A4 paper.  I tried hacking the code with some  
>> success, but I am unable to get the page number for each rendered  
>> page properly centered beneath it, and my elementary TeX skillz are  
>> not up to the challenge. Does anyone know of a comparable package  
>> that works with lettersize?  Nothing I've found seems to do what  
>> I'm looking for.
>> Thanks.
>> Chris Menzel

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