[pdftex] update to pdfbook utility

Tigran Aivazian tigran at aivazian.fsnet.co.uk
Wed Jul 27 14:08:08 CEST 2005

I may have used the address not subscribed to pdftex in the previous 
message, so replying to myself to get it through to pdftex list.

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> Hi,
> I apologize for not responding --- I was extremely busy, sorry.
> But the reason I didn't respond is because I considered my pdfbook utility 
> obsoleted by a much more powerful pdfpages package.
> So, please explain why use pdfbook when you can do EVERYTHING it does (and 
> much more!) with pdfpages?
> The reason I wrote pdfbook.c was when pdfpages did NOT support right to left 
> binding required for Hebrew books (and Bible in particular). But then I 
> emailed Andreas Matthias (the author of pdfpages) and he fixed this problem 
> by adding a starred version of signature*= parameter which supports Hebrew 
> binding.
> Kind regards
> Tigran
> On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Jaap Eldering wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 26, 2005 at 11:49:49AM +0100, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
>>> Jaap Eldering wrote:
>>>> I recently was searching for a pdf utility to convert documents to a
>>>> book format like psbook+psnup+pstops and found a previous post to this
>>>> list: http://www.tug.org/pipermail/pdftex/2004-February/004760.html
>>>> I rewrote parts of this small program, because it didn't completely
>>>> fit my needs (although a good starting point).
>> [snip]
>>> i reckon it would be useful if you and Tigran Aivazian could agree on
>>> submitting the package to ctan.  too many useful bits of tex-ery only
>>> exist on random websites, or in mail list archives/google groups.
>>> things submitted to ctan get catalogued, so that there's a good chance
>>> that people wanting to use the package in the future are actually in a
>>> position to find it moderately quickly.
>> I already tried to contact Tigran on the email address that's in the
>> code, but got no response.
>> I'd be glad to send it to ctan or any other place where it gets
>> catalogued or packaged, but I have no experience in these matters.
>> I have sent it to CTAN: thanks for the suggestion.
>> Jaap
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