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PSTOPS(1)                                                            PSTOPS(1)



NAME
       pstops - shuffle pages in a PostScript file

SYNOPSIS
       pstops [ -q ] [ -b ] [ -wwidth ] [ -hheight ] [ -ppaper ] [ -dlwidth ] pagespecs [ infile [ outfile ] ]

DESCRIPTION
       Pstops  rearranges pages from a PostScript document, creating a new PostScript file.  The input PostScript file
       should follow the Adobe Document Structuring Conventions.  Pstops can be used to  perform  a  large  number  of
       arbitrary  re-arrangements  of  Documents,  including  arranging  for printing 2-up, 4-up, booklets, reversing,
       selecting front or back sides of documents, scaling, etc.

       pagespecs follow the syntax:

              pagespecs   = [modulo:]specs

              specs       = spec[+specs][,specs]

              spec        = [-]pageno[L][R][U][@scale][(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.   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 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.  The optional parameters L, R, and U rotate the page left, right,
       or upside-down.  The optional scale parameter scales the page by the fraction specified.  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 be omitted.

       The shift, rotation, and scaling are performed in that order regardless of which order they appear on the  com-
       mand line.

       The  -w  option  gives the width which is used by the w dimension specifier, and the -h option gives the height
       which is used by the h dimension specifier. These dimensions are also used (after scaling) to set the  clipping
       path for each page.  The -p option can be used as an alternative, to set the paper size to a3, a4, a5, b5, let-
       ter, 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  -b  option  prevents any bind operators in the PostScript prolog from binding. This may be needed in cases
       where complex multi-page re-arrangements are being done.

       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 up or down with the rest of the page.

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

EXAMPLES
       This section contains some sample re-arrangements. To put two pages on one sheet (of A4 paper), the pagespec to
       use is:

                                             2:0L@.7(21cm,0)+1L@.7(21cm,14.85cm)

       To select all of the odd pages in reverse order, use:

                                                            2:-0

       To re-arrange pages for printing 2-up booklets, use

                                            4:-3L@.7(21cm,0)+0L@.7(21cm,14.85cm)

       for the front sides, and

                                            4:1L@.7(21cm,0)+-2L@.7(21cm,14.85cm)

       for the reverse sides (or join them with a comma for duplex printing).

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
       Pstops does not accept all DSC comments.



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