[Tugindia] Printing option for DVIPS
svenkat at ignou.ac.in
Fri Apr 20 07:03:13 CEST 2007
From: tugindia-bounces at tug.org [mailto:tugindia-bounces at tug.org] On
Behalf Of M. KALIDOSS
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 11:12 AM
To: tugindia at tug. org
Subject: [Tugindia] Printing option for DVIPS
I have a LaTeX document for a 64 page booklet.
I have used the route LaTeX => PS => PDF.
I have used a4paper and 12pt.
I want to have print-out using A4 paper, but with 2 pages on a sheet
(so that the final output will be on A5 paper).
That means I should have the print out of pages 1 and 64 on one
side of the paper and pages 2 and 63 on the reverse and so on.
This way, I can use the stappler pin at the centre of the paper and
use it as an A5 booklet.
I remember having seen a command line option for DVIPS to
achieve this, but unfortunately I have lost track of it.
Any help in this regard is highly appreciated.
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
Have you looked at the printer options? Many of the
recent printers from HP print Duplex(back to back) automatically.
For example, we have a HP1320 printer and it can print back to back.
You need not specify any commandline arguments for this. You can
select this in the tab `finishing' under document properties. Not only
this, it can also print a booklet with 4 pages on an A4 sheet.
Sounds like a spiel for HP printers, but the point I want to
make is that even not-so-high-end printers support this. Many of these
have postscript emulation also. So, in the unlikely event of not having
seen the manual yet, please take a look.
With best regards,
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