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       a5booklet - copy two A5 pages from a .dvi file to one A4 page in another.


       a5booklet file[.dvi]


       A5booklet  is a little script that allows you to typeset two A5 pages next to eachother on
       a single A4 page (landscape), combining pages from the original file in such  a  way  that
       after  double  sided printing and some reshuffeling of the pages you get a nice a5 booklet
       that is ready for a staple in the middle.

       The script calls a very clever program dvidvi, written by Tomas  Rokicki  (the  author  of
       dvips), that does the real work.

       The output is written to two files, file-1.dvi and file-2.dvi

       dvips -ta4 -tlandscape file-1

       then put the stack upside doen in the printer, and print the second file using

       dvips -ta4 -tlandscape file-2

       Make sure that the bottom of the A5-pages is on the correct side of the paper when you put
       the stack back for printing the back side.  After the two print jobs, you must  re-shuffle
       the paper stack before you can staple it.


       tex(1), dvips(1), dvidvi(1).


       The  script  has  A4  papersize hardwired into it.  Admittedly, a European-centered way of

       Page number 1 is always the first page in the original .dvi file, not the page numbered  1
       by TeX's numbering scheme.


       A5booklet  is  written  by David A. van Leeuwen (, but is is not
       original in any way.  The main two lines that do the work are inspired from the  man  page
       of dvidvi.  A5booklet is available under the conditions of the Gnu Public Licence.

                                           OCTOBER 1997                              A5BOOKLET(1)