[OS X TeX] 2in1 package for lettersize ALL NEW Thread

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Tue Nov 4 01:32:14 CET 2008

>>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.
>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.

Here's a fixed version of 2in1.sty that does what you want.


I've added a papersize option (letter or a4paper) which allows it to 
work with either size.  I've renamed it 2up.sty.  The default option 
is letter, so just calling it with \usepackage{2up} should work fine.

Let me know if you find any problems.  The package itself is probably 
not very robust but as a quick and dirty solution it is handy as you 


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