dvitodvi [ -q ] [ -i infile ] [ -o outfile ] [ -wwidth ] [ -hheight ]
pagespecs [ infile [ outfile ] ]
Dvitodvi rearranges pages from a DVI file, creating a new DVI file.
Dvitodvi can be used to perform a large number of arbitrary re-arrange-
ments of Documents, including arranging for printing 2-up, 4-up, book-
lets, reversing, selecting front or back sides of documents, scaling,
pagespecs follow the syntax:
pagespecs = [modulo:][mag@]specs
specs = spec[+specs][,specs]
spec = [-]pageno[(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. The optional mag parameter
adjusts the file's magnification by the magnification specified. The
magnification and modulo can be specified in reverse order if desired.
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 (positive) 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. 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
The -w option gives the width which is used by the w dimension speci-
fier, and the -h option gives the height which is used by the h dimen-
sion specifier. These dimensions are also used (after scaling) to set
the clipping path for each page.
Dvitodvi normally prints the page numbers of the pages re-arranged; the
-q option suppresses this.
This section contains some sample re-arrangements. To put two pages on
one sheet (of landscaped A3 paper), the pagespec to use is:
To reduce an A3 page to A4 size, the pagespec to use is:
Dvitodvi does not adjust some of the parameters in the postamble. This
may be a problem if these values are used to size certain structures in
the output conversion programs.
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