pdfjam man page

pdfjam — A shell script for manipulating PDF files




pdfjam provides a front end to most capabilities of the "pdfpages" package (by Andreas Matthias) of pdflatex. Detailed information can be found via "pdfjam --help", and also in the web page mentioned below .

A working installation of pdflatex, with the pdfpages package, is required.

The pdfjam script is distributed as (the main) part of the PDFjam package. The homepage of PDFjam is at http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam .


See http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam .

For further information and some examples see http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam .

Configuration Files

Configuration of the PDFjam utilities involves specifying the location of pdflatex, the location of temporary files, specification of default page size, etc. This is done in a block of lines near the top of the pdfjam script; settings made there are over-ridden by any that are found at a site-wide configuration file (at /etc/pdfjam.conf, /usr/share/etc/pdfjam.conf, /usr/local/share/pdfjam.conf, or /usr/local/etc/pdfjam.conf), which in turn are over-ridden by any that are found in a user-defaults file at ~/.pdfjam.conf.

Limitations and Bugs

pdfjam does not work with encrypted PDF files, and does not preserve hyperlinks.

Please report bugs! See the website at http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam .


PDFjam is distributed under the GNU public license.


The PDFjam package is written and maintained by David Firth.

Referenced By

pdf180(1), pdf270(1), pdf90(1), pdfbook(1), pdfbook2(1), pdfflip(1), pdfjam-pocketmod(1), pdfjam-slides3up(1), pdfjam-slides6up(1), pdfjoin(1), pdfnup(1), pdfpun(1).

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10 March 2010