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This tool calculates the page order for creation of booklets and pecha-printing.
 
This tool calculates the page order for creation of booklets and pecha-printing.
  
How-tos:
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===How-to===
 
* [[Booklet creating with Windows]]
 
* [[Booklet creating with Windows]]
 
* [[Pecha printing with Windows]]
 
* [[Pecha printing with Windows]]
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* [[Media:FormatPrinter2.zip|LinuxFormatPrinter]] (requires package Mono. Mono is already pre-installed in Ubuntu)
 
* [[Media:FormatPrinter2.zip|LinuxFormatPrinter]] (requires package Mono. Mono is already pre-installed in Ubuntu)
  
 
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===How-to===
 
* [[Booklet creating with Linux]]
 
* [[Booklet creating with Linux]]
 
* [[Pecha printing with Linux]]
 
* [[Pecha printing with Linux]]
  
 
==Mac OS-X==
 
==Mac OS-X==
 
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===Preparation: tools to download===
To create booklets from any document (not only pdf, but from OOo or Word directly), download:
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* [http://www.iconus.ch/fabien/products/cbeng/cbeng.html CocoaBooklets].
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This tool allows to ''Make a booklet'' using printer driver options.
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PDFJam is also available for OS-X. The OS-X version supports a graphical interface for the PDFjam scripts, see:
 
PDFJam is also available for OS-X. The OS-X version supports a graphical interface for the PDFjam scripts, see:
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Once you have installed PDFjam, Mono and LinuxFormatPrinter, you can follow the Linux instructions for Pecha-Printing and Booklet-creation:
 
Once you have installed PDFjam, Mono and LinuxFormatPrinter, you can follow the Linux instructions for Pecha-Printing and Booklet-creation:
* [[Booklet creating with Linux]]
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* [[Pecha printing with Linux]]
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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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Alternatively there is the following tool:
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To create booklets from any document (not only pdf, but from also from OOo or Word directly), download:
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* [http://www.iconus.ch/fabien/products/cbeng/cbeng.html CocoaBooklets].
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This tool allows to ''Make a booklet'' using printer driver options.

Revision as of 10:15, 24 January 2010

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

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

Alternatively there is the following tool:

To create booklets from any document (not only pdf, but from also from OOo or Word directly), download:

This tool allows to Make a booklet using printer driver options.