[texhax] 4 'minipages' to fit on one A4-size paper for a booklet. -- How to do that?

Ulrich Grün ulrich.gruen at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 22:46:11 CEST 2010

Hello, everybody who is reading this,

I would like to make a songbook on A6 format (1/4 of a A4) and make this by 
dividing an actual A4sized sheet in quarters: top-L=>page 1, top-R=>page 2, 
bottom-L=>page 3, bottom-R=>page 4. (and so on for the following pages).
Am I right that I need the 'Minipage' env. (with appropriate parameters)? Has 
anyone an example of this approach?

A complication is, that there has to be a logical ordering on how the A6-pages 
are being organised on the A4-sheet. It is, of course, of utmost importance 
that the double sided printout must have as characteristic, that each A6-page 
has the correct reverse-side, i.e.: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, etc.

As I know LaTeX, this should be possible on a somewhat convenient way (that's 
why we use LaTeX, apart from the 'Art' of the beauty), but it is very difficult 
for me, who uses LaTeX for quite some time now, but only for relative simple 
documents, to find out my selves. Also, English is not my first language. 
Expressing me clearly (and my findings easily) may be difficult, sometimes.

Thanks a lot, and have a nice day/night.


  X Ulrich X


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