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       pstops - shuffle pages in a PostScript file


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


       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  applied  to  the  PostScript
       transformation  matrix  in  that  order  regardless of which order they
       appear on the command line.   The  matrix  accumulates  the  individual
       transformations.   The  effect  on  the  image  is  to first scale with
       respect to an origin at the lower left corner, then  rotate  about  the
       same origin, and finally shift.

       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 a0, a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, b5,
       letter, legal, tabloid, statement, executive, folio, quarto  or  10x14.
       The default paper size is a4.

       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.


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


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


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


       for the front sides, and


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


       Copyright (C) Angus J. C. Duggan 1991-1995


       psbook(1), psselect(1), pstops(1), epsffit(1),  psnup(1),  psresize(1),
       psmerge(1),   fixscribeps(1),   getafm(1),   fixdlsrps(1),  fixfmps(1),
       fixmacps(1),  fixpsditps(1),  fixpspps(1),   fixtpps(1),   fixwfwps(1),
       fixwpps(1), fixwwps(1), extractres(1), includeres(1), showchar(1)


       PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.


       Pstops does not accept all DSC comments.

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