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PSNUP(1)                                                              PSNUP(1)



NAME
       psnup - multiple pages per sheet

SYNOPSIS
       psnup  [  -wwidth ] [ -hheight ] [ -ppaper ] [ -Wwidth ] [ -Hheight ] [ -Ppaper ] [ -l ] [ -r ] [ -f ] [ -c ] [
       -mmargin ] [ -bborder ] [ -dlwidth ] [ -sscale ] [ -nup ] [ -q ] [ infile [ outfile ] ]

DESCRIPTION
       Psnup puts multiple logical pages onto each physical sheet of paper.  The input PostScript file  should  follow
       the Adobe Document Structuring Conventions.

       The  -w  option gives the paper width, and the -h option gives the paper height, normally specified in cm or in
       to convert PostScript's points (1/72 of an inch) to centimeters or inches.  The -p option can  be  used  as  an
       alternative,  to  set  the  paper  size to a3, a4, a5, b5, letter, legal, tabloid, statement, executive, folio,
       quarto, 10x14 or _glibc, where latter one means the format of the current locale.  The default  paper  size  is
       _glibc.   The  -W,  -H,  and -P options set the input paper size, if it is different from the output size. This
       makes it easy to impose pages of one size on a different size of paper.

       The -l option should be used for pages which are in landscape orientation (rotated 90  degrees  anticlockwise).
       The  -r  option  should be used for pages which are in seascape orientation (rotated 90 degrees clockwise), and
       the -f option should be used for pages which have the width and height interchanged, but are not rotated.

       Psnup normally uses 'row-major' layout, where adjacent pages are placed in  rows  across  the  paper.   The  -c
       option changes the order to 'column-major', where successive pages are placed in columns down the paper.

       A  margin  to  leave  around  the  whole page can be specified with the -m option. This is useful for sheets of
       'thumbnail' pages, because the normal page margins are reduced by putting multiple pages on a single sheet.

       The -b option is used to specify an additional margin around each page on a sheet.

       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 down with the rest of the page.

       The scale chosen by psnup can be overridden with the -s option. This is useful to merge pages which are already
       reduced.

       The  -nup  option selects the number of logical pages to put on each sheet of paper. This can be any whole num-
       ber; psnup tries to optimise the layout so that the minimum amount of space is wasted. If psnup cannot  find  a
       layout  within its tolerance limit, it will abort with an error message. The alternative form i nup can also be
       used, for compatibility with other n-up programs.

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

EXAMPLES
       The potential use of this utility is varied but one particular use is in conjunction with psbook(1).  For exam-
       ple, using groff to create a PostScript document and lpr as the UNIX print spooler a typical command line might
       look like this:

       groff -Tps -ms file | psbook | psnup -2 | lpr

       Where file is a 4 page document this command will result in a two page document printing two pages of file  per
       page and rearranges the page order to match the input pages 4 and 1 on the first output page and pages 2 then 3
       of the input document on the second output page.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       LC_ALL, LC_PAPER
              These variables are specifying the papertype when used paper is _glibc.  For details see  the  locale(7)
              manpage.

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), fixpsditps(1), fixpspps(1), fixtpps(1), fixwfwps(1), fixwpps(1), fixwwps(1),  extrac-
       tres(1), includeres(1)

TRADEMARKS
       PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

BUGS
       Psnup does not accept all DSC comments.



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