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NAME

       pstops - shuffle pages in a PostScript file

SYNOPSIS

       pstops  [ -q ] [ -b ] [ -wwidth ] [ -hheight ] [ -ppaper ] [ -dlwidth ] pagespecs [ infile
       [ outfile ] ]

DESCRIPTION

       Pstops rearranges pages from a PostScript document, creating a new PostScript  file.   The
       input  PostScript  file  should follow the Adobe Document Structuring Conventions.  Pstops
       can be used to perform a large number of arbitrary re-arrangements of Documents, including
       arranging  for  printing 2-up, 4-up, booklets, reversing, selecting front or back sides of
       documents, scaling, etc.

       pagespecs follow the syntax:

              pagespecs   = [modulo:]specs

              specs       = spec[+specs][,specs]

              spec        = [-]pageno[L][R][U][H][V][@scale][(xoff,yoff)]

       modulo is the number of pages in each block. The value of modulo should be greater than 0;
       the  default  value  is 1.  specs are the page specifications for the pages in each block.
       The value of the pageno in each spec should be between 0 (for the first page in the block)
       and  modulo-1  (for  the last page in each block) inclusive.  The optional dimensions xoff
       and yoff shift the page by the specified  amount.   xoff  and  yoff  are  in  PostScript's
       points,  but may be followed by the units cm or in to convert to centimetres or inches, or
       the flag w or h to specify as a multiple of the width or height.  The optional  parameters
       L,  R,  U,  H  and  V  rotate the page left, right, or upside-down, and flip (mirror) page
       horizontally or vertically.  The optional scale parameter scales the page by the  fraction
       specified.   If  the  optional minus sign is specified, the page is relative to the end of
       the document, instead of the start.

       If page specs are separated by + the pages will be merged  into  one  page;  if  they  are
       separated  by  , they will be on separate pages.  If there is only one page specification,
       with pageno zero, the pageno may be omitted.

       The shift, rotation, and scaling are applied to the PostScript  transformation  matrix  in
       that  order  regardless  of  which  order  they  appear  on  the command line.  The matrix
       accumulates the individual transformations.  The effect on the image  is  to  first  scale
       with respect to an origin at the lower left corner, then rotate about the same origin, and
       finally shift.

       The -w option gives the width which is used by the  w  dimension  specifier,  and  the  -h
       option  gives  the height which is used by the h dimension specifier. These dimensions are
       also used (after scaling) to set the clipping path for each page.  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
       a4.

       The  -b option prevents any bind operators in the PostScript prolog from binding. This may
       be needed in cases where complex multi-page re-arrangements are being done.

       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 up or down with  the  rest  of
       the page.

       Pstops normally prints the page numbers of the pages re-arranged; the -q option suppresses
       this.

EXAMPLES

       This section contains some sample re-arrangements. To put two pages on one  sheet  (of  A4
       paper), the pagespec to use is:

                                 "2:0L@.7(21cm,0)+1L@.7(21cm,14.85cm)"

       To select all of the odd pages in reverse order, use:

                                                  2:-0

       To re-arrange pages for printing 2-up booklets, use

                                 "4:-3L@.7(21cm,0)+0L@.7(21cm,14.85cm)"

       for the front sides, and

                                 "4:1L@.7(21cm,0)+-2L@.7(21cm,14.85cm)"

       for the reverse sides (or join them with a comma for duplex printing).

AUTHOR

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

SEE ALSO

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

TRADEMARKS

       PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

BUGS

       Pstops does not accept all DSC comments.

                                 PSUtils Release 1 Patchlevel 17                        PSTOPS(1)