pdfbook2(1) pdfbook2 - transform pdf files to booklets pdfbook2(1)
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 option.
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 over-
written. All input files are processed seperatly.
To simply create a booklet from input.pdf you can use
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
show help message and exit
Format of the output paper dimensions as latex keyword (e.g.
a4paper, letterpaper, legalpaper, ...)
Format the booklet for short-edge double-sided printing
Prevent the cropping to the content area
Defines the outer margin in the booklet (default: 40)
Defines the inner margin between the pages in the booklet
Defines the top margin in the booklet (default: 30)
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)
(c) 2015 Johannes Neumann (http://www.neumannjo.de)
licensed under GPLv3 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0)
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
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