pdfnup man page
pdfnup — n-up the pages of pdf files
pdfnup [OPTION [OPTION] ...] [SRC [PAGESPEC] [SRC [PAGESPEC]] ...]
pdfnup converts files in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) to "n-up" PDF files, that is, with multiple input pages per output page, for more economical printing etc. The default processing is to 2-up landscape output with no frame around pages, equivalent to using the options '--nup 2x1 --landscape true --frame false'.
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.
pdfnup operates on one or more PDF files, and (either with the '--batch' option or with '--outfile DIR' where 'DIR' is a directory) the resulting files have the suffix '-nup' applied to their names by default. To change the suffix, use the '--suffix' option, for example
pdfnup --nup 2x2 --suffix '2x2' --batch myfile1.pdf myfile2.pdf
will result in files named 'myfile1-2x2.pdf' and 'myfile2-2x2.pdf'.
pdfnup 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 and geometry packages, is required.
pdfnup is part of the "PDFjam" package of tools, whose homepage is at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pdfjam .
See http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam .
For the available options and site/user defaults, see the output of
For further information and some examples see http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam .
Limitations and Bugs
pdfnup does not work with encrypted PDF files, and does not preserve hyperlinks.
Please report bugs! See the website at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pdfjam .
PDFjam is distributed under the GNU public license.
pdfjam(1) pdfpun(1) .
pdfnup is written and maintained by David Firth as part of the PDFjam package.