[NTG-context] Paper size & page arranging

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec at guest.arnes.si
Thu Feb 24 06:34:17 CET 2005

The command

\setuplayout[location=middle,scale=.5]

scales the document correctly, but if I use

\setuparranging[2*2]

for example, the original scaling is broken.

What effect exactly does 'scale=...' in \definepapersize have?

There must surely exist a very simple and elegant solution to typeset
usual A4 pages scaled down to A5, so that two pages are placed on one in
lanscape mode, like in:

1. page (A4 landscape with two A4 pages scaled to A5)
*---*---*
|   |   |
| 1 | 2 |
|   |   |
*---*---*
2. page
*---*---*
|   |   |
| 3 | 4 |
|   |   |
*---*---*

... or that "any" page number (n*n or 2n*n in landscape mode, maybe some
other number if page proportions are different; and some blank space is
left on the borders) is placed on one page, like in (for 6*3):

*--*--*--*--*--*--*
| 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6|
*--*--*--*--*--*--*
| 7| 8| 9|10|11|12|
*--*--*--*--*--*--*
|13|14|15|16|17|18|
*--*--*--*--*--*--*

\setuparranging[...] does the job, but it is only suitable if someone
really wants to make a booklet out of it and one has to supply
"original" page sizes (for example A6 to be printed as 2*4 on A4).

Thank you,
Mojca