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 PSTOPS(1)                                                         PSTOPS(1)
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 NAME
      pstops - shuffle pages in a PostScript file

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

 DESCRIPTION
      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 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
      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 a3, a4, a5, b5, letter, legal,
      or 10x14. The default paper size is @PAPER@.



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 PSTOPS(1)                                                         PSTOPS(1)
              PSUtils Release @RELEASE@ Patchlevel @PATCHLEVEL@



      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.

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

                       2:0L@.7(21cm,0)+1L@.7(21cm,14.85cm)

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

                                       2:-0

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

                       4:-3L@.7(21cm,0)+0L@.7(21cm,14.85cm)

      for the front sides, and

                       4:1L@.7(21cm,0)+-2L@.7(21cm,14.85cm)

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

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

 SEE ALSO
      @MAN@

 TRADEMARKS
      PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

 BUGS
      Pstops does not accept all DSC comments.










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