pdfjam-slides3up - put presentation slides onto 3-up pages
pdfjam-slides3up [--pagenumbering SWITCH] [OPTION [OPTION] ...] [SRC
[PAGESPEC] [SRC [PAGESPEC]] ...]
pdfjam-slides3up converts PDF files whose pages are presentation slides
(with 4:3 aspect ratio) into 3-up versions suitable for making a hand-
out with space for handwritten side notes (for example). By default,
the 3-up pages do not themselves have page numbers.
To put page numbers on the output pages, use either '--pagenumbering
true' or, for example, '--pagenumbering 3.4cm' to place the page num-
bers a bit lower on the page than the default position. The value of
'SWITCH' must be either 'true', 'false' or a dimension that can be used
by LateX. (To be precise, it's the value of the 'footskip' dimension in
LaTeX; by default, pdfjam-slides3up sets that as 3.1cm, which works
pretty well in conjunction with both '--paper a4paper' and '--paper
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.
pdfjam-slides3up 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
pdfjam-slides3up operates on one or more PDF files, and (either with
the '--batch' option or with '--outfile DIR' where 'DIR' is a direc-
tory) the resulting files have the suffix '-3up' applied to their names
by default. To change the suffix, use the '--suffix' option, for exam-
pdfjam-slides3up --suffix '1x3' --batch myslides1.pdf mys-
will result in files named 'myslides1-1x3.pdf' and 'myslides2-1x3.pdf'.
By default a narrow line frame is printed around every slide. This can
be turned off if required by using the option '--frame false'.
pdfjam-slides3up is part of the "PDFjam" package of tools, whose home-
page is at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pdfjam .
See http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam .
For the other available options and site /user defaults, see the output
For further information and some examples see http://go.war-
LIMITATIONS AND BUGS
pdfjam-slides3up does not work with encrypted PDF files, and does not
Please report bugs! See the website at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pdf-
PDFjam is distributed under the GNU public license.
pdfjam(1) pdfjam-slides6up(1) .
pdfjam-slides3up is written and maintained by David Firth as part of
the PDFjam package.
10 March 2010 pdfjam-slides3up(1)
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