rearrange pages in a DVI file
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[ -q ] [ -i infile ] [
-o outfile ] [
-wwidth ] [ -hheight
] pagespecs [ infile [ outfile ] ]
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This section contains some sample re-arrangements. To put two
pages on one sheet (of landscaped A3 paper), the pagespec to use
To reduce an A3 page to A4 size, the pagespec to use is:
To select all of the odd pages in reverse order, use:
rearranges pages from a DVI file, creating a new DVI file.
Dvitodvi 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.
follow the syntax:
is the number of pages in each block. The value of
modulo should be greater than 0; the default value is
1. The optional mag parameter adjusts the
file’s magnification by the magnification specified.
The magnification and modulo can be specified in reverse
order if desired. 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 (positive)
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. If the optional minus sign is
specified, the page is relative to the end of the document,
instead of the start.
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.
-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.
normally prints the page numbers of the pages re-arranged;
the -q option suppresses this.
does not adjust some of the parameters in the postamble.
This may be a problem if these values are used to size
certain structures in the output conversion programs.
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MC-TeX User’s Guide
from dviselect(1), by Chris Torek, University of