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a5booklet - copy two A5 pages from a .dvi file to one A4 page in another.
A5booklet is a little script that allows you to typeset two A5 pages next to eachother on
a single A4 page (landscape), combining pages from the original file in such a way that
after double sided printing and some reshuffeling of the pages you get a nice a5 booklet
that is ready for a staple in the middle.
The script calls a very clever program dvidvi, written by Tomas Rokicki (the author of
dvips), that does the real work.
The output is written to two files, file-1.dvi and file-2.dvi
dvips -ta4 -tlandscape file-1
then put the stack upside doen in the printer, and print the second file using
dvips -ta4 -tlandscape file-2
Make sure that the bottom of the A5-pages is on the correct side of the paper when you put
the stack back for printing the back side. After the two print jobs, you must re-shuffle
the paper stack before you can staple it.
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