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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 or the Linux version to calculate the page reordering sequence for booklet creation: Enter the number of pages (multiple of four) of the original PDF document, select 'A5 booklet' and 'Calculate'.
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* <code>gscan2pdf</code>, [http://gscan2pdf.sourceforge.net/ http://gscan2pdf.sourceforge.net/]
# The next step depends on the operating system you are using:
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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].
====Windows====
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Those applications are part of most Linux distributions and can be installed using the standard procedures to install software.
Use [http://www.pdfill.com/pdf_tools_free.html PDFill (free)], option xxx
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* Mono (needed for LinuxFormatPrinter)
====Linux====
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Use the <code>pdfjam</code> package. It contains a command-line tool pdfnup. Use a terminal to execute (all is one line):
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  pdfnup original.pdf --pages 41,1,2,41,41,3,4,41,40,5,6,39,38,7,8,37,36,9,10,35,34,
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Then download LinuxFormatPrinter from this site:
  11,12,33,32,13,14,31,30,15,16,29,28,17,18,27,26,19,20,25,24,21,22,23 --nup 2x1
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* [[Media:FormatPrinter2.zip|LinuxFormatPrinter]] (requires package [http://www.go-mono.com Mono]. Mono is already pre-installed in Ubuntu)
  --orient landscape --outfile booklet.pdf
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(Of course replace the pages string with the page numbers you generated above with the FormatPrinter tool)
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===How-to===
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* [[Booklet creation with Linux]]
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* [[Pecha printing with Linux]]
  
The resulting booklet.pdf can be printed directly. Use short-edge binding double-sided printing.
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==Mac OS-X==
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===Preparation: tools to download===
===Printing A6 booklets===
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===Printing Pechas===
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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)
  
[[Category:Incomplete Pages]]
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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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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