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==Transforming PDF Documents for Printing==
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==Windows==
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===Preparation: tools to download===
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A very good swiss army knife for working with PDF documents is the free PD-Fill tools collection which can be downloaded here:
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* [http://www.pdfill.com/pdf_tools_free.html http://www.pdfill.com/pdf_tools_free.html]
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It contains a printer driver that creates good quality PDF-documents and a tool to cut, merge, and n-up PDF pages.
  
===Tools===
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If you are using Windows XP, make sure that you have installed [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=333325FD-AE52-4E35-B531-508D977D32A6&displaylang=en Microsoft .Net Framework]. It is already included in ''Windows Vista'' and ''Windows 7''.
  
Linux: [[Media:FormatPrinter2.zip|LinuxFormatPrinter]] (requires paket Mono)
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Then download the FormatPrintString tool from this site:
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* [[Media:FormatStringPrint.zip|WindowsFormatPrinter]]
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This tool calculates the page order for creation of booklets and pecha-printing.
  
Windows: [[Media:FormatPrintString.zip|WindowsFormatPrinter]] (requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2 or Mono for Windows)
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===How-to: create print-ready booklets and pecha-print masters===
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[[Image:Booklet.jpg|thumb|left|320px]][[Image:Pecha3A4.jpg|thumb|center|320px]]<br>
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* [[Booklet creation with Windows]]
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* [[Pecha printing with Windows]]
  
===Creating A5 booklets===
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==Linux==
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===Preparation: tools to download===
  
# Create a PDF document with a page size that is a multiple of four. (Add empty pages if necessary)
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Install the following packages
# Use either the Windows
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* <code>gscan2pdf</code>, [http://gscan2pdf.sourceforge.net/ http://gscan2pdf.sourceforge.net/]
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* <code>pdfjam</code>, [http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/staff/academic/firth/software/pdfjam http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/staff/academic/firth/software/pdfjam].
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Those applications are part of most Linux distributions and can be installed using the standard procedures to install software.
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* Mono (needed for LinuxFormatPrinter)
  
===Printing A6 booklets===
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Then download LinuxFormatPrinter from this site:
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* [[Media:FormatPrinter2.zip|LinuxFormatPrinter]] (requires package [http://www.go-mono.com Mono]. Mono is already pre-installed in Ubuntu)
  
===Printing Pechas===
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===How-to===
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* [[Booklet creation with Linux]]
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* [[Pecha printing with Linux]]
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==Mac OS-X==
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===Preparation: tools to download===
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PDFJam is also available for OS-X. The OS-X version supports a graphical interface for the PDFjam scripts, see:
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* [http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/staff/academic/firth/software/pdfjam/ PDFJAM]
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Then install:
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* Mono (needed for <code>LinuxFormatPrinter</code>, which will work on Macs too)
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And download <code>LinuxFormatPrinter</code> from this site:
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* [[Media:FormatPrinter2.zip|LinuxFormatPrinter]] (requires [http://www.go-mono.com Mono])
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Once you have installed PDFjam, Mono and LinuxFormatPrinter, you can follow the Linux instructions for Pecha-Printing and Booklet-creation:
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===How-to===
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* [[Booklet creating with Linux]] (also applies for OS-X)
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* [[Pecha printing with Linux]] (also applies for OS-X)
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==See also==
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* [[How to edit Tibetan texts]]
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* [[How to create pechas with OpenOffice]]
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* [[Preparing Computers for Tibetan Editing]]
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[[category:tools]][[category:how-to]]

Latest revision as of 10:47, 24 October 2017

Windows

Preparation: tools to download

A very good swiss army knife for working with PDF documents is the free PD-Fill tools collection which can be downloaded here:

It contains a printer driver that creates good quality PDF-documents and a tool to cut, merge, and n-up PDF pages.

If you are using Windows XP, make sure that you have installed Microsoft .Net Framework. It is already included in Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Then download the FormatPrintString tool from this site:

This tool calculates the page order for creation of booklets and pecha-printing.

How-to: create print-ready booklets and pecha-print masters

Booklet.jpg
Pecha3A4.jpg

Linux

Preparation: tools to download

Install the following packages

Those applications are part of most Linux distributions and can be installed using the standard procedures to install software.

  • Mono (needed for LinuxFormatPrinter)

Then download LinuxFormatPrinter from this site:

How-to

Mac OS-X

Preparation: tools to download

PDFJam is also available for OS-X. The OS-X version supports a graphical interface for the PDFjam scripts, see:

Then install:

  • Mono (needed for LinuxFormatPrinter, which will work on Macs too)

And download LinuxFormatPrinter from this site:

Once you have installed PDFjam, Mono and LinuxFormatPrinter, you can follow the Linux instructions for Pecha-Printing and Booklet-creation:

How-to

See also