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       pdfbook2 - transform pdf files into booklets for double-sided printing


       pdfbook2 [ options ] INPUT [ INPUT, ...]


       Create print-ready PDF files from some INPUT PDF files for booklet printing. The resulting
       files need to be printed in landscape/long edge double sided printing. The  default  paper
       format  depends  on  the  locale  and is choosen by pdfjam. It can be set with the --paper

       Before the pdf is composed the INPUT file is cropped to the  relevant  area  in  order  to
       discard  unnecessary  white  spaces.  In  this  process, all pages are cropped to the same
       dimensions. Extra margins can be defined at the edges of the booklet  and  in  the  middle
       where the binding occurs.

       The  OUTPUT  is  written  to INPUT-book.pdf. Existing files will be overwritten. All input
       files are processed seperatly.


       To simply create a booklet from input.pdf you can use

              pdfbook2 input.pdf

       to create input-book.pdf. To select a special type of paper you can do

              pdfbook2 --paper=letter input.pdf

       for letter or

              pdfbook2 --paper=a4paper input.pdf

       for standard A4. To increase the inner margin for binding use

              pdfbook2 --inner-margin=200 input.pdf

       to increase the default value of 150. You can submit multiple  files  to  the  script  for
       processing like

              pdfbook2 input1.pdf input2.pdf

       which will result in input1-book.pdf and input2-book.pdf.


              show program's version number and exit

       -h, --help
              show help message and exit

       -p, --paper=STR
              Format  of the output paper dimensions as latex keyword (e.g. a4paper, letterpaper,
              legalpaper, ...)

       -s, --short-edge
              Format the booklet for short-edge double-sided printing

       -n, --no-crop
              Prevent the cropping to the content area

       -o, --outer-margin=INT
              Defines the outer margin in the booklet (default: 40)

       -i, --inner-margin=INT
              Defines the inner margin between the pages in the booklet (default: 150)

       -t, --top-margin=INT
              Defines the top margin in the booklet (default: 30)

       -b, --bottom-margin=INT
              Defines the bottom margin in the booklet (default: 30)

              Define the signature for the booklet handed to pdfjam, needs to be  multiple  of  4
              (default: 4)

              Same as --signature

              Resolution used by ghostscript in bp (default: 72)


       pdfbook(1), pdfjam(1), pdfcrop(1)


       pdfbook2 v1.2
       (c) 2015 Johannes Neumann (
       licensed under GPLv3 (
       based on pdfbook by David Firth with help from Marco Pessotto


       This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as published  by  the  Free   Software  Foundation,  either
       version 3 of the License, or (at your option)  any later version.

       This  program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or  FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See  the  GNU General Public License for  more details. You should have received a copy of
       the   GNU   General   Public    License   along   with   this   program.   If   not,   see

                                           June 3, 2015                               pdfbook2(1)