[texhax] One-sided booklet masters
0024p at vm1.cc.nps.navy.mil
Wed May 19 18:08:37 CEST 2004
For many years I've been using dvidvi to produce booklets
using the formula provided in the dvidvi readme file, namely:
Useful for printing a little booklet, four pages to a
sheet, double-sided, for stapling in the middle.
Print the first one, put the stack back into the
printer upside down, and print the second. The `in'
specifications are superfluous.
This has been fine for printing single booklets even though
the resulting sequence of pages is something only a computer
scientist could love, with the final collation having to be
rearranged by hand.
Now I would like to print one-sided masters for export so that
the recipient can give the stack to someone (say Kinko's)
without TeX fonts for final back-to-back printing and stapling
in booklet form.
For example, for a 14 page booklet, the "dvidvi" should
produce a single dvi file with the following sequence of 8
single sided sheets:
If I can generate a dvi file with this sequence, then I can
easily convert the result to a pdf file which the (duplex?)
printer can then print back-to-back for stapling.
Any suggestion would be much appreciated.
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