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

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Tue Mar 30 13:06:26 CEST 2010

Ulrich Grün wrote:
> Also schrieb Reinhard Kotucha am Dienstag, 30. März 2010 00:35:46:
>> Don't use minipages.  Use the geometry package in order to set up A6.
>> Then create the content as usual and don't worry about A4 paper.  Each
>> page should be assumed to be in A6.
> Thank you,
> the geometry package works great. Far better than my humble try-outs with 
> minipage.
>> If you want to put four A6 pages on a single A4 sheet, use the
>> pdfpages package.
>>   http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/pdfpages/pdfpages.pd
>> f
>> pdfpages can process PDF files, regardless which program created them.
> Do you mean that I should not use 'pdfpages' within the latex-document, but as 
> a program on its own?

No, it is a latex package, so you need pdflatex. What Reinhard was 
refering to is that it can handle PDFs created from varous sources.

> Also, while reading the pdfpages.pdf, it doesn't seem to be straight forward 
> how to get the A6 pages on a A4-paper (with correct reverse sides).
> I will read the documentary with care. Hope it will work.

see the nup feature, very handy to save paper when printing test 
versions of books etc.



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