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


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


       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.

       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

              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


       See .


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

              pdfjam --help

       For further information and some examples see .


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

       Please report bugs! See the website at .


       PDFjam is distributed under the GNU public license.




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

                                          10 March 2010                                pdfbook(1)