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

Christopher Menzel cmenzel at tamu.edu
Tue Nov 4 06:08:59 CET 2008

On Nov 3, 2008, at 6:32 PM, Alan Munn wrote:
>>> 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.
>> -chris
> Here's a fixed version of 2in1.sty that does what you want.
> <http://www.msu.edu/~amunn/latex/2up.sty>
> 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 say.

Thanks to Adam and Jan for taking the time to offer their suggestions,  
but this is just what I was looking for -- many thanks, Alan!  I've  
tweaked a few of your size parameters to get exactly the page  
dimensions I want, but the page numbers locations are bang on.

Thanks again.

Chris Menzel

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