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Offline shail.dw

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printing a pdf document as bookfold
« on: March 18, 2012, 03:55:52 AM »
Is there anything in Tinycorelinux so that I may be able to print a pdf file as bookfold i.e. in book format ? In Windows there is a small utility "Gimposition" . Or some one or another pdf reader under Linux is able to do that already, and how ? If one may provide even an external link . Thanx.

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Re: printing a pdf document as bookfold
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 04:23:01 AM »
'seems there might be a couple of perl scripts - psnup and psnup2.pl

See http://dsl.org/cookbook/cookbook_25.html#SEC370 - "Combining PostScript Documents" and "Arranging a PostScript Document in a Booklet"
« Last Edit: March 18, 2012, 04:28:13 AM by Juanito »

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Re: printing a pdf document as bookfold
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 11:38:16 AM »
I usually mold small format books a5 with acrobat reader or LibreOffice:

Adobeacrobat:
1) Print Option:
     Page scaling : booklet printing ; back side only
2) first print
3) I realigned the sheet and put them back in print
4) Print Option:
     Print range, subject: reverse page
     Page scaling : booklet printing ; front side only
5) Final print

LibreOffice
1) In general tab:
     Properties, Paper Size, A4
2) Layout tab: brochure: Include Back Sides
3) First print
4) I realigned the sheet and put them back in print
5) In general tab:
     Properties, Paper Size, A4 (in my case this prop. is reset on every print)
6) Layout tab: brochure: Include Front sides
7) Option tab: Print in reverse page order
8) Final print

at the end bind the prints with a opened staple
« Last Edit: March 18, 2012, 12:30:47 PM by vinnie »

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Re: printing a pdf document as bookfold
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 08:59:17 AM »
@vinnie: Thanx.
But Adobe : Copyright issues first, and then such an heavyweight.
Libre Office : Does that open pdf files too ? My question was related to pdf format files only.

@Juanito: I can now teach Postscript to others myself. Many Thanx.
But before that I must have done my homework myself, I mean enough experiments at home first, for which I need at least pdf2ps, ps2ps, psselect, psbook, psnup, and pstops etc. So are these availale through any extensions in tinycorelinux repository ? I could find only pdf2ps, and ps2ps in ghostscript_common.tcz, and xpdf.tcz combined.

gsview.tcz, and ghostscript.tcz don't have any of them.

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Re: printing a pdf document as bookfold
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 09:41:08 AM »
app browser "provides" shows at least some of these to be in the texlive extension

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Re: printing a pdf document as bookfold
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 03:53:39 PM »
I agree with you, free software is the best.
I don't remember if exist software for booklet printing.
Forget LibreOffice for pdf, most are not open properly.
I do not know if scribus open pdf files.

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Re: printing a pdf document as bookfold
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 10:44:38 PM »
Googling for "pdfnup" shows this sw exists for pdfs without quality loss too.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

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Re: printing a pdf document as bookfold
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 03:00:42 AM »
"pdfbook which arranges pages into 2-up "signatures" (like psbook does for PostScript files), suitable for binding into a book. (Many people have suggested that this would be useful — I hope it is!)"

From the page of pdfjam suggest by curaga

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Re: printing a pdf document as bookfold
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 06:20:38 AM »
I checked. Texlive is 199 MB. Besides that, Tex is for things I have not the least inclination to go through them. It would be like buying an helicopter to go from home to office and vice versa.

Then I go to net again through the course juanito told me to go farther, only to find about "psutils", which is just what I need to take test of.

Tar.gz file is only 62 KB, which I need to compile, and test the results. Here is one good link that I found, besides others too: http://gershwin.ens.fr/vdaniel/Doc-Locale/Outils-Gnu-Linux/PsUtils/

So I will return to this post now only later. If I succeed, it would not be bad idea to make a tinycore extension of this small thing. Small is beautiful. Everyone may be benefited. We all need books.

By the way psutils for Windows OS too is available ! Here it is:
http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/psutils.htm
I will see it there too.

Meanwhile curaga and vinnie refer me to pdfs and pdfbook too.
Fun way to force me to learn things. I will see them too. Thanx all.

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Re: printing a pdf document as bookfold
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2013, 06:42:07 PM »
as no-one replied to my earlier posts I have removed them.

I just discovered that to compile a2ps, it is recommended that I have psutils

EDIT submitted tonite....ETA one week

2) your link http://gershwin.ens.fr/vdaniel/Doc-Locale/Outils-Gnu-Linux/PsUtils/ failed for me but I found it elsewhere

cheers
« Last Edit: March 20, 2013, 06:17:39 AM by aus9 »

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Re: printing a pdf document as bookfold
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2013, 03:04:49 PM »
shail.dw

psutils and a2ps (if you need it) should be hitting a mirror for you now

if you find it works, let me know pls as my printer does not work

thanks gutmensch for checking my code.