[pdftex] producing a5 booklets from a4

Kester Clegg kester at cs.york.ac.uk
Sun Jun 1 17:13:37 CEST 2003

Rolf Niepraschk <Rolf.Niepraschk at ptb.de> writes:

> > I product a5 booklets from pdflatex produced a4 pdf using texexec
> > utility, e.g.
> > texexec --pdfarrange --paper=a5a4 --print=up
> > However, this does not achieve the correct typesetting of the page
> > layout in a book format, in the way psbook used to.  That is, left-hand


> > Are there any pdf utilities that can help me produce properly formatted
> > a5 booklets from a4 pdf?
> Have a look at the LaTeX package `pdfpages'...

Thanks Rolf for the suggestion, however, that involves me creating a new
document to process an existing document?  I don't want to have to do
that (or even write a script to do that) each time someone sends me a
pdf document - I'm looking for something that will produce correct
signatures like psbook and like the whole psutils suite, is an external

Kester Clegg                Dept. of Computer Science,
Research Associate (UTC)    University of York, UK

Tel (01904) 43 33 75        email: kester at cs.york.ac.uk

More information about the pdftex mailing list