Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)

FreeBSD Manual Pages


home | help
PSTOPS(1)		    General Commands Manual		     PSTOPS(1)

       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 ar-
       ranging 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 specifi-
       cations	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	param-
       eter  scales the	page by	the fraction specified.	 If the	optional minus
       sign is specified, the page is relative to the end of the document, in-
       stead 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 performed in that order regardless
       of which	order they appear on the command line.

       The  -w	option gives the width which is	used by	the w dimension	speci-
       fier, and the -h	option gives the height	which is used by the h	dimen-
       sion  specifier.	 These dimensions are also used	(after scaling)	to set
       the clipping path for each page.	 The -p	option can be used as  an  al-
       ternative,  to  set  the	 paper	size to	a3, a4,	a5, b5,	letter,	legal,
       tabloid,	statement, executive, folio, quarto or 10x14.  The default pa-
       per 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-ar-
       rangements are being done.

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

       PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

       Pstops does not accept all DSC comments.

			PSUtils	Release	1 Patchlevel 17		     PSTOPS(1)


Want to link to this manual page? Use this URL:

home | help