pdfpun man page

pdfpun — n-up the pages of a pdf file, with right-to-left ordering


pdfpun SRC [PAGESPEC] --outfile FILENAME [OPTION [OPTION] ...]


pdfpun converts a file in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) to a "n-up" PDF file, that is, with multiple input pages per output page, for more economical printing etc. The pages are ordered right-to-left in the output. The default processing is to 2-up landscape output with no frame around pages, equivalent to using the options '--nup 2x1 --landscape --frame false'.

SRC must be a PDF file; '/dev/stdin' can be used for PDF input via a pipeline.

If PAGESPEC is omitted, all pages are processed (equivalent to '-' as PAGESPEC)

OPTION is any option of pdfjam(1) other than --batch.

pdfpun 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 required.

pdfpun 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

pdfjam --help

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

Limitations and Bugs

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

The '--keepinfo' option does not work.

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


PDFjam is distributed under the GNU public license.

See Also

pdfjam(1) pdfnup(1).


pdfpun is written and maintained by David Firth as part of the PDFjam package.

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10 March 2010