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PSNUP(1)										 PSNUP(1)

       psnup - multiple pages per sheet

       psnup  [  -wwidth ] [ -hheight ] [ -ppaper ] [ -Wwidth ] [ -Hheight ] [ -Ppaper ] [ -l ] [
       -r ] [ -f ] [ -c ] [ -mmargin ] [ -bborder ] [ -dlwidth ] [ -sscale ] [ -nup ] [  -q  ]	[
       infile [ outfile ] ]

       Psnup puts multiple logical pages onto each physical sheet of paper.  The input PostScript
       file should follow the Adobe Document Structuring Conventions.

       The -w option gives the paper width, and the -h option gives the  paper	height,  normally
       specified  in  cm or in to convert PostScript's points (1/72 of an inch) to centimeters or
       inches.	The -p option can be used as an alternative, to set the paper size to a3, a4, a5,
       b5,  letter,  legal,  tabloid,  statement, executive, folio, quarto or 10x14.  The default
       paper size is a4.  The -W, -H, and -P options set the input paper size, if it is different
       from  the  output size. This makes it easy to impose pages of one size on a different size
       of paper.

       The -l option should be used for pages which are  in  landscape	orientation  (rotated  90
       degrees	anticlockwise). The -r option should be used for pages which are in seascape ori-
       entation (rotated 90 degrees clockwise), and the -f option should be used for pages  which
       have the width and height interchanged, but are not rotated.

       Psnup normally uses `row-major' layout, where adjacent pages are placed in rows across the
       paper.  The -c option changes the order to  `column-major',  where  successive  pages  are
       placed in columns down the paper.

       A  margin to leave around the whole page can be specified with the -m option. This is use-
       ful for sheets of `thumbnail' pages, because  the  normal  page	margins  are  reduced  by
       putting multiple pages on a single sheet.

       The -b option is used to specify an additional margin around each page on a sheet.

       The -d option draws a line around the border of each page, of the specified width.  If the
       lwidth parameter is omitted, a default linewidth of 1 point is assumed. The  linewidth  is
       relative  to  the  original  page  dimensions, i.e. it is scaled down with the rest of the

       The scale chosen by psnup can be overridden with the -s option. This is	useful	to  merge
       pages which are already reduced.

       The  -nup  option  selects the number of logical pages to put on each sheet of paper. This
       can be any whole number; psnup tries to optimise the layout so that the minimum amount  of
       space  is  wasted. If psnup cannot find a layout within its tolerance limit, it will abort
       with an error message. The alternative form i nup can also be used, for compatibility with
       other n-up programs.

       Psnup  normally prints the page numbers of the pages re-arranged; the -q option suppresses

       The potential use of this utility is varied but one particular use is in conjunction  with
       psbook(1).   For  example, using groff to create a PostScript document and lpr as the UNIX
       print spooler a typical command line might look like this:

       groff -Tps -ms file | psbook | psnup -2 | lpr

       Where file is a 4 page document this command will result in a two page  document  printing
       two  pages of file per page and rearranges the page order to match the input pages 4 and 1
       on the first output page and pages 2 then 3 of the input document  on  the  second  output

       Copyright (C) Angus J. C. Duggan 1991-1995

       psbook(1),   psselect(1),   pstops(1),	epsffit(1),  psnup(1),	psresize(1),  psmerge(1),
       fixscribeps(1), getafm(1), fixdlsrps(1),  fixfmps(1),  fixmacps(1),  fixpsditps(1),  fixp-
       spps(1), fixtpps(1), fixwfwps(1), fixwpps(1), fixwwps(1), extractres(1), includeres(1)

       PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

       Psnup does not accept all DSC comments.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability	    | SUNWpsutils     |
       |Interface Stability | External	      |
       Source for ps utilities (psutils) is available on http://opensolaris.org.

				 PSUtils Release 1 Patchlevel 17			 PSNUP(1)
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