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NAME

       pdfbook - put the pages of PDF files into 2-up signatures

SYNOPSIS

       pdfbook [--short-edge] [OPTION [OPTION] ...] [SRC [PAGESPEC] [SRC [PAGESPEC]] ...]

DESCRIPTION

       pdfbook  makes  2-up  versions  of  PDF  files, with the pages ordered as signatures.  The
       default signature size is 4: to change this, use the option '--signature N', where N is  a
       multiple of 4 (alternatively use '--signature* N' for right-edge binding).

       The  default is to make pages suitable for long-edge binding.  For short-edge binding, use
       '--short-edge' as the first argument; this will only work if the LaTeX package  'everyshi'
       is installed.

       The  default  output  page  orientation  is  landscape.   To  change  this, use the '--no-
       landscape' option.

       By default, the option '--booklet true' is used (see the pdfpages manual for details).  To
       turn this off, just specify '--booklet false'.

       If  no  source  PDF  file ('SRC') is specified, input is from /dev/stdin. If 'PAGESPEC' is
       omitted, all pages are processed.

       Source files are processed sequentially into a single output unless the  '--batch'  option
       is used, in which case they are processed separately.

       pdfbook  is  a  simple  wrapper  for  pdfjam,  which  provides  a front end to many of the
       capabilities of the pdfpages package for pdflatex.  A working  installation  of  pdflatex,
       with the pdfpages package, is required.

       pdfbook  operates  on one or more PDF files, and (either with the '--batch' option or with
       '--outfile DIR' where 'DIR' is a directory) the resulting files have  the  suffix  '-book'
       applied  to  their names by default.  To change the suffix, use the '--suffix' option, for
       example

              pdfbook --suffix 'sig4' --batch myfile1.pdf myfile2.pdf

       will result in files named 'myfile1-sig4.pdf' and 'myfile2-sig4.pdf'.

       pdfbook  is  part  of  the   "PDFjam"   package   of   tools,   whose   homepage   is   at
       http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pdfjam.

SETUP

       See http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam .

USAGE

       For the other available options and site/user defaults, see the output of

              pdfjam --help

       For further information and some examples see http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam .

LIMITATIONS AND BUGS

       pdfbook does not work with encrypted PDF files, and does not preserve hyperlinks.

       Please report bugs! See the website at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pdfjam .

LICENSE

       PDFjam is distributed under the GNU public license.

SEE ALSO

       pdfjam(1).

AUTHOR

       pdfbook is written and maintained by David Firth as part of the PDFjam package.

                                          10 March 2010                                pdfbook(1)