[texhax] Books

tom sgouros tomfool at as220.org
Mon Sep 26 14:37:01 CEST 2005

I'm still not sure I get it, but it sounds like what you're talking
about is printer spreads: printing individual pages that can be bound
into a booklet.

For an eight-page booklet, one sheet would have pages 1 and 8 on one
side of the sheet, and the other side would have pages 2 and 7.  The
other sheet would have pages 3 and 6 on one side and 4 and 5 on the

What I believe you want to do is to format the pages with TeX or LaTeX
the way you like them, and then rearrange the postscript to make it come
out on your printer.  There are some scripts called impose that I think
are in ctan now.  Look here:


Is that what you want?


Christian Reppel <psilonline at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I want to write a book, but it has to look like a A4 paper rotated 90
> degrees. Then I would like to have two pages, so one left and one
> right to the centre (fold line), just like ordinary books. Of course I
> want it to be double sided... Is there a documentclass for this?
> Christian Reppel <psilonline at hotmail.com> wrote:
>  > Does anybody know, how to create a book with LaTeX that has the layout
>  > such that it looks like a A4 paper landscape, but where to pages are
>  > printed on one side and again two on the other. I don't know what
>  > "style" this is...
>  >
> I'm afraid I don't understand what you're describing here.  Can you
> rephrase it or elaborate?
>   -tom
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