[texhax] LaTex question - Insert A3 page in A4 document

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Oct 10 13:35:45 CEST 2007

On Oct 9, 2007, at 3:09 PM, Dijkstra, Oscar (O.) wrote:

> For a report I'm working on I have to make an appendix with 6 (2x3)  
> charts a singel page. To keep it readable I have to insert one page  
> A3, the rest of the documents is in A4.
> Does somebody know if this is possible?

When I've had to do this sort of thing I've either done it by hand  
using Adobe Acrobat, or worked up a make file which post-processes  
the document (write out the page # where the A3 page will go, insert  
a blank to keep pagination correct, then read in the # and use a tool  
like pdftk to delete the place-holder page and insert the A3 page)

Alternately, if it's an electronic document, rotate it to landscape  
and fit it to the page, trusting the people who have access to large  
format printers will be able to use Acrobat's ``fit to page'' option  
to get a full-size printout.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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