[Tugindia] Printing option for DVIPS

S. venkataraman svenkat at ignou.ac.in
Fri Apr 20 07:03:13 CEST 2007

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Dear TUGIndia,
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.
M. Kalidoss
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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,
S. Venkataraman

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