[OS X TeX] Re: Problem with psnup

Joachim Kock jkock at start.no
Sat Jun 14 17:59:06 EDT 2008

> however then it seems that ps2pdf and pstopdf have difficulty with the  
> size of two.ps - to make an a4 pdf i had to explicitly specify the  
> papersize:
> ps2pdf -sPAPERSIZE=a4 two.ps

Thanks a lot, Jan, for identifying the real problem.

(I had previously excluded the hypothesis that there could be
anything wrong with ps2pdf, because the two.ps produced on the
linux machine was apparently correctly distilled by ps2pdf.
It turns out that psnup on the linux machine has some letter
size involved and that the mac ps2pdf correctly copes with that
(inserting extra margins, as inherent problem with letter size).)

It is now another discussion whether the MacTeX installer could
do anything to set this up to work out of the box.

> ps. if you're not oppsed to switching to pdf earlier in the workflow,  
> look at pdfnup, a wrapper for the pdfpages package. it's been  
> mentioned on the list a few times, but rightfully so - it's one of the  
> most useful scripts around, i find: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam

Thanks for the hint.  This will come in handy for me in other
situations, I am sure.


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