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    Default OS 13.1 - Adobe Reader replacement

    Hello

    I would like to know how to print in booklet format with okular as I used to do with Adobe Reader 9 ?

    Any help is welcome
    Thanks for helping. JCD
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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Adobe Reader replacement

    On Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:26:02 +0000, jcdole wrote:

    > Hello
    >
    > I would like to know how to print in booklet format with okular as I
    > used to do with Adobe Reader 9 ?
    >
    > Any help is welcome


    I have looked at evince - it might do what you're looking for.

    If not, download Acrobat from Adobe and install it - you'll have to
    install some dependent 32-bit libraries (as they don't distribute it as
    an RPM), but I found the dependencies to be fairly easy to identify and
    install.

    Jim



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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Adobe Reader replacement

    On 2013-12-17 21:26, jcdole wrote:
    >
    > Hello
    >
    > I would like to know how to print in booklet format with okular as I
    > used to do with Adobe Reader 9 ?


    What I do, from any PDF viewer, is print to postscript file. That file I
    manipulate in several manners (in fact, I don't trust acroread to do it
    right). Assume the file is "p.ps".

    For instance, to print double sided pages on a printer that only does
    one side, I separate odd and even pages:

    Code:
    psselect -r -o p.ps p_odd.ps
    psselect -e p.ps p_even.ps
    Then I send to the printer the odd batch, wait, pick the paper pile,
    put it back on the input tray (maybe reoriented or even reversed,
    depends on printer), then send the even batch.


    To print 4 pages per sheet (2 pages per side):

    Code:
    psnup -2 p.ps | psselect -o > p_odd.ps
    psnup -2 p.ps | psselect -e > p_even.ps
    To manipulate a poscript file created by adobe, first you have to clean
    it, because sometimes they fail on these tools if you don't clean it:

    ps2ps p.ps p2.ps


    The resulting file can be enormous, but it works.


    More tools:

    pdfjam-pocketmod converts 8 pages of a PDF file into a single
    8-up page, with pages ordered and oriented for folding into pocket-sized
    booklet ( as described at http://repocketmod.com/ ).

    psbook rearranges pages into signatures
    psselect selects pages and page ranges
    pstops performs general page rearrangement and selection
    psnup put multiple pages per physical sheet of paper
    psresize alter document paper size
    epsffit fits an EPSF file to a given bounding box

    poster - Scale and tile a postscript image to print on multiple pages
    posterrazor


    psbook is probably what you are looking for. It is not a thing I do, so
    you will have to read the man page and try.


    +++···························
    Psbook rearranges pages from a PostScript document into
    ``signatures'' for printing books or booklets, creating a new PostScript
    file. The input PostScript file should follow the Adobe Document
    Structuring Conventions.

    The -s option selects the size of signature which will be used.
    The signature size is the number of sides which will be folded and
    bound together; the number given should be a multiple of four. The
    default is to use one signature for the whole file. Extra blank sides
    will be added if the file does not contain a multiple of four pages.

    Psbook normally prints the page numbers of the pages rearranged;
    the -q option suppresses this.
    ···························++-


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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Adobe Reader replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:26:02 +0000, jcdole wrote:

    > Hello
    >
    > I would like to know how to print in booklet format with okular as I
    > used to do with Adobe Reader 9 ?
    >
    > Any help is welcome


    I have looked at evince - it might do what you're looking for.

    Jim
    Hello.
    I am running KDE.
    Is it not contraindicated to use at the same time of GNOME software ?
    Thanks for helping. JCD
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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Adobe Reader replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-12-17 21:26, jcdole wrote:
    >
    > Hello
    >
    > I would like to know how to print in booklet format with okular as I
    > used to do with Adobe Reader 9 ?


    What I do, from any PDF viewer, is print to postscript file. That file I
    manipulate in several manners (in fact, I don't trust acroread to do it
    right). Assume the file is "p.ps".


    For instance, to print double sided pages on a printer that only does
    one side, I separate odd and even pages:

    Code:
    psselect -r -o p.ps p_odd.ps
    psselect -e p.ps p_even.ps
    Then I send to the printer the odd batch, wait, pick the paper pile,
    put it back on the input tray (maybe reoriented or even reversed,
    depends on printer), then send the even batch.


    To print 4 pages per sheet (2 pages per side):

    Code:
    psnup -2 p.ps | psselect -o > p_odd.ps
    psnup -2 p.ps | psselect -e > p_even.ps
    To manipulate a poscript file created by adobe, first you have to clean
    it, because sometimes they fail on these tools if you don't clean it:

    ps2ps p.ps p2.ps


    The resulting file can be enormous, but it works.


    More tools:

    pdfjam-pocketmod converts 8 pages of a PDF file into a single
    8-up page, with pages ordered and oriented for folding into pocket-sized
    booklet ( as described at reocketMod - reinventing paper organizer ).

    psbook rearranges pages into signatures
    psselect selects pages and page ranges
    pstops performs general page rearrangement and selection
    psnup put multiple pages per physical sheet of paper
    psresize alter document paper size
    epsffit fits an EPSF file to a given bounding box

    poster - Scale and tile a postscript image to print on multiple pages
    posterrazor


    psbook is probably what you are looking for. It is not a thing I do, so
    you will have to read the man page and try.


    +++···························
    Psbook rearranges pages from a PostScript document into
    ``signatures'' for printing books or booklets, creating a new PostScript
    file. The input PostScript file should follow the Adobe Document
    Structuring Conventions.

    The -s option selects the size of signature which will be used.
    The signature size is the number of sides which will be folded and
    bound together; the number given should be a multiple of four. The
    default is to use one signature for the whole file. Extra blank sides
    will be added if the file does not contain a multiple of four pages.

    Psbook normally prints the page numbers of the pages rearranged;
    the -q option suppresses this.
    ···························++-


    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)
    Thank you very much, I will try your suggestion.

    But It is a very very long post just to replace 3 clicks when using Acrobat Reader :
    One to choose booklet format,
    One to print odd pages and then refill the printer with the odd pages ( my laser printer does not print recto/verso ),
    One to print the even pages which finish the booklet.
    Thanks for helping. JCD
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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Adobe Reader replacement

    On 2013-12-19 15:36, jcdole wrote:

    > Hello.
    > I am running KDE.
    > Is it not contraindicated to use at the same time of GNOME software ?


    No, I do it all the time.

    My desktop is xfce, yet I use apps from both KDE and Gnome as I wish
    with no problems. I don't care what desktop an app I like comes from.

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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Adobe Reader replacement

    On 2013-12-19 16:56, jcdole wrote:

    > Thank you very much, I will try your suggestion.
    >
    > But It is a very very long post just to replace 3 clicks when using
    > Acrobat Reader :
    > One to choose booklet format,
    > One to print odd pages and then refill the printer with the odd pages (
    > my laser printer does not print recto/verso ),
    > One to print the even pages which finish the booklet.


    Well, that's traditional unix/linux for you :-)

    I fact, when I tried the equivalent functionality in acroread, they
    failed, the results were not correct. So I searched for other methods of
    doing the same from the CLI.

    Notice that I wrote several recipes, not all apply to the exact job you
    want. You will have to experiment to find out the exact combination you
    need.

    I can do each thing and display, not print, the resulting postscript, to
    find out if it contains the pages I want in the exact manner I want.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Adobe Reader replacement

    On 2013-12-19 17:18, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2013-12-19 16:56, jcdole wrote:



    > Notice that I wrote several recipes, not all apply to the exact job you
    > want. You will have to experiment to find out the exact combination you
    > need.


    For instance, this is the combination I used to print a book from
    project Guttemberg (Three Men and a Maid, by P. G. Wodehouse, if you are
    curious).

    I imported it on LyX, Book memoir style, double side, base font size 14.
    There will be four pages printed on each sheet.

    Code:
    psbook -s32 fichero_1pg.ps | psnup -2 > ps.ps && gv ps.ps &
    This means that each booklet will be formed of 32 pages of the book, 4
    per A4 sheet (ie, 8 double sided A4 sheets). Notice that the last step
    starts "gv" for visualization.

    Then I select sides:

    Code:
    psselect -o -r ps.ps odd_r.ps
    psselect -e ps.ps even.ps
    and print.

    You can also print each booklet separately:

    Code:
    psselect -p1-16 -o -r ps.ps odd_r.ps
    psselect -p1-16 -e ps.ps even.ps
    Ie, pages 1 to 16 for both odd and even sides. Another batch for pages
    17-32, 33-48, etc.


    When I print on my laserjet, first I print the odd series, put the
    resulting batch back on the input tray, print the even batch. The result
    has to be reversed by hand.

    If you have a double side printer, just send to it the "ps.ps" file and
    wait. You only need the first command, that's all.

    Lastly, you have to pile the papers on the correct booklets. It is easy
    to get confused.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Adobe Reader replacement

    On Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:36:02 +0000, jcdole wrote:

    > Hello.
    > I am running KDE.
    > Is it not contraindicated to use at the same time of GNOME software ?


    Doesn't matter. I have both GNOME and KDE installed on my systems - and
    use applications from KDE on GNOME regularly (and the other way when I
    decide to look at KDE again).

    Jim
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