[Scribus] can pdftk merge 2 pages on one?

John R. Culleton john
Fri Apr 8 23:46:23 CEST 2005

On Friday 08 April 2005 04:37 pm, Eilert wrote:
> Someone here told me about pdftk to be able to merge e. g. 2 A4 portrait
> pages on one A3 landscape sheet.
> However, I do not find any hint in its man-page how to cope with formats...
> Any ideas?
> Rolf

TeX and in particular pdftex and Context handle problems like
this nicely. Or you can convert the file to PostScript and use
PSUtil programs to set up signatures, in this case a single two page
signature, A4 on A3. Here is my script for taking a PostScript
file of 8.5 x 11 pages and printing them booklet style on 11 x17:

psbook $1.ps $1b.ps
echo 'psnup'
psnup -2 -ptabloid -Pletter $1b.ps $1p.ps
echo 'psselect'
psselect -o -r  $1p.ps $1o.ps
psselect -e -r  $1p.ps $1e.ps
#lpr $1o.ps
#echo 'switch paper'
#read x
#lpr $1e.ps
#rm $1p.ps $1e.ps $1o.ps $1b.ps

Unless you are also printing a booklet the first command is
superfluous. This is a Linux script. 

John Culleton

Able Indexers and Typesetters

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