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       psnup - multiple pages per sheet


       psnup  [  -wwidth ] [ -hheight ] [ -ppaper ] [ -Wwidth ] [ -Hheight ] [ -Ppaper ] [ -l ] [
       -r ] [ -f ] [ -c ] [ -mmargin ] [ -bborder ] [ -dlwidth ] [ -sscale ] [ -nup ] [  -q  ]  [
       infile [ outfile ] ]


       Psnup puts multiple logical pages onto each physical sheet of paper.  The input PostScript
       file should follow the Adobe Document Structuring Conventions.

       The -w option gives the paper width, and the -h option gives the  paper  height,  normally
       specified in cm or in.  The -p option can be used as an alternative, to set the paper size
       to a0, a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, b5, letter, legal, tabloid, statement, executive, folio, quarto
       or  10x14.   The default paper size is normally a4, but on a Debian system, /etc/papersize
       is consulted.  The -W, -H, and -P options set the input paper size,  if  it  is  different
       from  the  output size. This makes it easy to impose pages of one size on a different size
       of paper.

       The -l option should be used for pages which are  in  landscape  orientation  (rotated  90
       degrees  anticlockwise).  The  -r  option  should  be used for pages which are in seascape
       orientation (rotated 90 degrees clockwise), and the -f option should  be  used  for  pages
       which have the width and height interchanged, but are not rotated.

       Psnup normally uses `row-major' layout, where adjacent pages are placed in rows across the
       paper.  The -c option changes the order to  `column-major',  where  successive  pages  are
       placed in columns down the paper.

       A  margin  to  leave  around  the  whole page can be specified with the -m option. This is
       useful for sheets of `thumbnail' pages, because the normal page  margins  are  reduced  by
       putting multiple pages on a single sheet.

       The -b option is used to specify an additional margin around each page on a sheet.

       The -d option draws a line around the border of each page, of the specified width.  If the
       lwidth parameter is omitted, a default linewidth of 1 point is assumed. The  linewidth  is
       relative  to  the  original  page  dimensions, i.e. it is scaled down with the rest of the

       The scale chosen by psnup can be overridden with the -s option. This is  useful  to  merge
       pages which are already reduced.

       The  -nup  option  selects the number of logical pages to put on each sheet of paper. This
       can be any whole number; psnup tries to optimise the layout so that the minimum amount  of
       space  is  wasted. If psnup cannot find a layout within its tolerance limit, it will abort
       with an error message. The alternative form -i nup can also  be  used,  for  compatibility
       with other n-up programs.

       Psnup  normally prints the page numbers of the pages re-arranged; the -q option suppresses


       The potential use of this utility is varied but one particular use is in conjunction  with
       psbook(1).   For  example, using groff to create a PostScript document and lpr as the UNIX
       print spooler a typical command line might look like this:

       groff -Tps -ms file | psbook | psnup -2 | lpr

       Where file is a 4 page document this command will result in a two page  document  printing
       two  pages of file per page and rearranges the page order to match the input pages 4 and 1
       on the first output page and pages 2 then 3 of the input document  on  the  second  output


       Copyright (C) Angus J. C. Duggan 1991-1995


       psbook(1),   psselect(1),   pstops(1),   epsffit(1),  psnup(1),  psresize(1),  psmerge(1),
       fixscribeps(1),   getafm(1),   fixdlsrps(1),   fixfmps(1),   fixpsditps(1),   fixpspps(1),
       fixtpps(1), fixwfwps(1), fixwpps(1), fixwwps(1), extractres(1), includeres(1), showchar(1)


       PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.


       Psnup does not accept all DSC comments.

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