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Print a PDF file across multiple pages (banner/poster)

posted Jun 29, 2012, 4:08 AM by Daniele Albrizio   [ updated Oct 22, 2013, 4:05 AM ]
Poster is in-repository for the majority of linux flavours

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

Singe it works with postscript files, you'll also need pdf2ps and ps2pdf for forward and backward conversion.

So... To print an A3 pdf file on 9xA3 pages:

$ pdf2ps 5k-utm.pdf
$ poster -v -iA3 -mA3 -p3x3A3 -w2% -c4% 5k-utm.ps > 5k-utm-split.ps
$ ps2pdf 5k-utm-split.ps

This will do 9xA3 pages with 2% white margin around the whole poster and 4% margin for cut operation on each splice.

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