dvitodvi - rearrange pages in a DVI file
] [ -i infile
] [ -o
] [ -wwidth
] [ -hheight
rearranges pages from a DVI file, creating a new DVI file.
can be used to perform a large number of arbitrary
re-arrangements of Documents, including arranging for printing 2-up, 4-up,
booklets, reversing, selecting front or back sides of documents, scaling, etc.
follow the syntax:
- = [modulo:][mag@]specs
- = spec[+specs][,specs]
- = [-]pageno[(xoff,yoff)]
is the number of pages in each block. The value of modulo
should be greater than 0; the default value is 1. The optional mag
parameter adjusts the file's magnification by the magnification specified. The
magnification and modulo can be specified in reverse order if desired.
are the page specifications for the pages in each block. The
value of the pageno
in each spec
should be between 0 (for the
first page in the block) and modulo
-1 (for the last page in each block)
inclusive. The optional dimensions xoff
shift the page
by the specified (positive) amount. xoff
PostScript's points, but may be followed by the units cm
to convert to centimetres or inches, or the flag w
specify as a multiple of the width or height. If the optional minus sign is
specified, the page is relative to the end of the document, instead of the
If page spec
s are separated by +
the pages will be merged into one
page; if they are separated by ,
they will be on separate pages. If
there is only one page specification, with pageno
may be omitted.
option gives the width which is used by the w
specifier, and the -h
option gives the height which is used by the
dimension specifier. These dimensions are also used (after scaling)
to set the clipping path for each page.
Dvitodvi normally prints the page numbers of the pages re-arranged; the
option suppresses this.
This section contains some sample re-arrangements. To put two pages on one sheet
(of landscaped A3 paper), the pagespec to use is:
To reduce an A3 page to A4 size, the pagespec to use is:
To select all of the odd pages in reverse order, use:
Angus Duggan, from dviselect(1), by Chris Torek, University of Maryland
dviconcat(1), dvibook(1), dviselect(1), latex(1), tex(1)
MC-TeX User's Guide
does not adjust some of the parameters in the postamble. This
may be a problem if these values are used to size certain structures in the
output conversion programs.