[texhax] Is LaTex the product for me?

Steve Schwartz s.schwartz at imperial.ac.uk
Mon Feb 7 14:53:08 CET 2011

On Mon, 2011-02-07 at 12:57 +0000, Susan Dittmar wrote:
> LaTeX *can* do what you requested, using the package pdfpages. In
> fact, it
> can rearrange the pages of any pdf document (not just those created by
> LaTeX) for a booklet like the one you indicated.

In the *nix world, there are also:

pdfbook  - a shell script that calls pdfjam that creates and executes
the necessary latex/pdfpages job for you

psbook   - part of psutils, that likewise creates signatures for a

Both the above start from a finished file (pdf or ps) of the booklet,
regardless of whether these were typeset by latex or converted by
Distiller, printed to a ps file, or whatever.


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