Commands tagged pdfpages (3)

  • This is an example of the usage of pdfnup (you can find it in the 'pdfjam' package). With this command you can save ink/toner and paper (and thus trees!) when you print a pdf. This tools are very configurable, and you can make also 2x2, 3x2, 2x3 layouts, and more (the limit is your fantasy and the resolution of the printer :-) You must have installed pdfjam, pdflatex, and the LaTeX pdfpages package in your box. Show Sample Output


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    pdfnup --nup 2x1 --frame true --landscape --outfile output.pdf input.pdf
    TetsuyO · 2010-12-21 14:20:06 0
  • This will crop each page of the PDF by 10mm left, 11cm bottom, 22pts right, and nothing from the top.


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    pdfjam --clip true --trim '10mm 11cm 22pts 0' m.pdf
    qdrizh · 2014-07-08 10:57:54 0
  • using awk, changed the line given by sucotronic in command #11733 to print the first and second columns Show Sample Output


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    find . -name "*.pdf" -exec pdftk {} dump_data output \; | grep NumberOfPages | awk '{print $1,$2}'
    mtrgrrl · 2014-11-14 23:36:56 0

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