[NTG-context] Wierd problem.

John R. Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Jun 23 20:30:07 CEST 2007

On another list a listmate proposes to print a book in two copies side 
by side. The page size is 5.5 x 8.5 in. He wants to print two copies 
on his laser printer. He wants two impressions  of page one side by 
side on letter paper, with two copies of page two on the reverse side 
etc. for 200 pages. Then he will guillotine the stack making two 
copies of the book. 

But wait, it gets worse. He is not resetting the book but has a pdf 
file as his source.  I and others suggested the usual bit of using 
PSUtils to set four pages per sheet and folding them etc. but he 
doesn't want to get into folding. He has a guillotine and a binder. 
He doesn't have a folder. 

So, given a pdf file of a 5.5 x 8.5 book as a starting point, is there 
a sensible way to massage the pdf or its PS equvalent in a way to 
give him what he wants?  He is on an Ubuntu system.  He asked his 
question on the Scribus list. 
John Culleton
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If you don't read you don't succeed.
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