[texhax] using both sides of page for a 2-up latex document?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue May 2 13:04:28 CEST 2006

On May 1, 2006, at 11:51 PM, Christopher W. Ryan wrote:

> What is the best latex way to do this?

My suggestion would be to use geometry or some other package to  
specify the half-letter size and lay out one copy (or do you need to  
have two different versions?) so that the margins are equal all  
around (probably need to specify the ``oneside'' option for the  

Then use the pdfpages package to place it appropriately --- it has  
excellent documentation.

If you only need one version you could do a ``work and turn'' making  
one copy and printing it twice:

| front | back  |

which then becomes:

|  kcab | tnorf |

when flipped and backs against:

| front | back  |

So you get both sides printed in two passes with the same plate, just  
be sure to get the vertical orientation right.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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