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* pstops (see [[How to make impositions with pstops]])
* pstops (see [[How to make impositions with pstops]])
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfshuffler/ pdf-shuffler] (introduction by [http://bigbrovar.wordpress.com/2009/04/17/pdf-shuffler-an-easy-way-to-merge-pdf-files-in-linux/ bigbrovar])
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfshuffler/ pdf-shuffler] (introduction by [http://bigbrovar.wordpress.com/2009/04/17/pdf-shuffler-an-easy-way-to-merge-pdf-files-in-linux/ bigbrovar]) Not really an imposition program, but permits easy reshuffling and adding/deleting of pages.
=OS X=
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Revision as of 02:13, 19 April 2009

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


First: you may not know what imposition is: Wikipedia will tell you.

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)


example for making a booklet:

$ java.exe -cp multivalent.jar" tool.pdf.Impose -dim 2x1 -layout 2,3,4,1
-paper "297x210 mm" -verbose file.pdf
  • PoDoFo Impose (free; imposition tool distributed with the PoDoFo library)
  • On-line imposition with PoDoFo (web based, work in progress; by Pierre Marchand; there is still an old server)
  • Adobe Reader 8 and 9 (latter is only available on windows) will do booklet printing for you. For a A4 booklet, you just needs to export an A5 document to PDF and then tell Adobe Reader to print it as a booklet.

Linux, Unix and "Darwin"


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