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PSNUP(1)		    General Commands Manual		      PSNUP(1)

NAME
       psnup - multiple	pages per sheet

SYNOPSIS
       psnup  [	 -wwidth ] [ -hheight ]	[ -ppaper ] [ -Wwidth ]	[ -Hheight ] [
       -Ppaper ] [ -l ]	[ -r ] [ -f ] [	-c ] [ -mmargin	] [ -bborder ] [  -dl-
       width ] [ -sscale ] [ -nup ] [ -q ] [ infile [ outfile ]	]

DESCRIPTION
       Psnup  puts  multiple  logical pages onto each physical sheet of	paper.
       The input PostScript file should	follow the Adobe Document  Structuring
       Conventions.

       The  -w option gives the	paper width, and the -h	option gives the paper
       height, normally	specified in cm	or in to convert  PostScript's	points
       (1/72  of an inch) to centimeters or inches.  The -p option can be used
       as an alternative, to set the paper size	to a3, a4, a5, b5, letter, le-
       gal,  tabloid,  statement,  executive, folio, quarto or 10x14.  The de-
       fault paper size	is a4.	The -W,	-H, and	-P options set the input paper
       size,  if  it  is different from	the output size. This makes it easy to
       impose pages of one size	on a different size of paper.

       The -l option should be used for	pages which are	in landscape  orienta-
       tion  (rotated  90 degrees anticlockwise). The -r option	should be used
       for pages which are in seascape orientation (rotated 90 degrees	clock-
       wise),  and the -f option should	be used	for pages which	have the width
       and height interchanged,	but are	not rotated.

       Psnup normally uses `row-major' layout, where adjacent pages are	placed
       in  rows	across the paper.  The -c option changes the order to `column-
       major', where successive	pages are placed in columns down the paper.

       A margin	to leave around	the whole page can be specified	 with  the  -m
       option.	This  is  useful  for sheets of	`thumbnail' pages, because the
       normal page margins are reduced by putting multiple pages on  a	single
       sheet.

       The  -b option is used to specify an additional margin around each page
       on a sheet.

       The -d option draws a line around the border of each page, of the spec-
       ified  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 down with the rest	of the page.

       The scale chosen	by psnup can be	overridden with	the -s option. This is
       useful to merge pages which are already reduced.

       The -nup	option selects the number of logical  pages  to	 put  on  each
       sheet  of  paper. This can be any whole number; psnup tries to optimise
       the layout so that the minimum amount of	space is wasted. If psnup can-
       not find	a layout within	its tolerance limit, it	will abort with	an er-
       ror message. The	alternative form i nup can also	be used, for  compati-
       bility with other n-up programs.

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

EXAMPLES
       The potential use of this utility is varied but one particular  use  is
       in  conjunction	with  psbook(1).  For example, using groff to create a
       PostScript document and lpr as the UNIX print spooler a typical command
       line might look like this:

       groff -Tps -ms file | psbook | psnup -2 | lpr

       Where  file is a	4 page document	this command will result in a two page
       document	printing two pages of file per page and	 rearranges  the  page
       order  to  match	 the  input pages 4 and	1 on the first output page and
       pages 2 then 3 of the input document on the second output page.

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), fix-
       macps(1), fixpsditps(1),	fixpspps(1),  fixtpps(1),  fixwfwps(1),	 fixw-
       pps(1), fixwwps(1), extractres(1), includeres(1)

TRADEMARKS
       PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

BUGS
       Psnup does not accept all DSC comments.

			PSUtils	Release	1 Patchlevel 17		      PSNUP(1)

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