[pdftex] Cropping odd and even pages

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Jan 2 18:40:12 CET 2001

At 11:10 PM 1/1/01 +0000, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>Charles Lepple writes:
> > This helps, but what would be really handy is support for Articles in 
> > pdfLaTeX. I remember seeing this in one of the pdfTeX guides, but it
> > to be just raw TeX code, and I remember not having much success with
> > to make it work in a LaTeX document. Suggestions, anyone?
> > 
> > (For those not familiar with the term in the context of PDF, you can
> > an article as a collection of text boxes ("beads") in natural reading 
> > order
>I thought about supporting this years ago when I was starting
>hyperref. But then I realized that I had never ever used the feature
>in a PDF document, and lost interest in the concept. I always felt it
>was one of Adobe's sillier ideas :-}

Indeed silly. Probably a hack for prepress users who want to view
newspapers on screen. I played with it a bit because i though tthat i could
use it for other purposes, but there is a lack of control over this
mechanism [some aspects are undefined and left to the viewer, esp scaling
and offsets, which makes it kind of useless]. 

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