[NTG-pdftex] 2-up on landscape

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Sat May 3 12:41:44 CEST 2008


On Sat, May 03, 2008 at 03:22:28AM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> Hartmut Henkel writes:
>  > On Thu, 1 May 2008, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>  > 
>  > > There is a very powerful LaTeX package pdfpages.sty which allows you
>  > > to post process pdf files.
>  > 
>  > is there really not any package that would collect two pages right in
>  > the output routine?
> 
> Hi Hartmut,
> given that Phil wrote his document in plain TeX, he would certainly be
> able to write such an output routine himself.  I'm in Poland now and
> can't look into the TeXbook ATM, but I'm sure it gives some hints.
> 
> He wrote his text in LaTeX and the LaTeX output routine is so complex
> that it dosn't make much fun to change it.

It's quite easy using a package such as `atbegshi' or `everyhsi'.

> The advantage of changing the output routine is that hyperlinks are
> preserved.

The big problem is \write (delayed, not \immediate): page numbers
for \label, ...

For preserving hyperlinks with pdfpages I have started project `pax'.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>
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