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* [http://www.pdfhacks.com/pdftk/ pdftk] (free)
 
* [http://www.pdfhacks.com/pdftk/ pdftk] (free)
 
* [http://www.quantumelephant.co.uk/bookbinder/bookbinder.html bookbinder] (free)
 
* [http://www.quantumelephant.co.uk/bookbinder/bookbinder.html bookbinder] (free)
* [http://multivalent.sourceforge.net multivalent] (free)
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* [http://multivalent.sourceforge.net multivalent] (free)\\
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example for making a booklet:
 
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java.exe -cp multivalent.jar" tool.pdf.Impose -dim 2x1 -layout 2,3,4,1 -paper "297x210 mm" -verbose %1
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$ java.exe -cp multivalent.jar" tool.pdf.Impose -dim 2x1 -layout 2,3,4,1
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-paper "297x210 mm" -verbose %1
 
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* [http://podofo.sourceforge.net/ PoDoFo Impose] (free; imposition tool distributed with the PoDoFo library)
 
* [http://podofo.sourceforge.net/ PoDoFo Impose] (free; imposition tool distributed with the PoDoFo library)

Revision as of 10:40, 10 September 2008

This article is part of the HOWTOs series.
Installation Usage PDF issues Imposition Other

A list of tools which are useful for imposition.

Two type of software are listed here:

  • software which can be obtained free of charge and can help you do some imposition tasks.
  • imposition software (free, free of charge or payware)

Multiplatform

example for making a booklet:

$ java.exe -cp multivalent.jar" tool.pdf.Impose -dim 2x1 -layout 2,3,4,1
-paper "297x210 mm" -verbose %1

Linux, Unix and "Darwin"

OS X

  • PDFmergeX (donationware): not really an imposition tool... but it may have enough features for you
  • CombinePDFs (donationware)

Windows