pdfnup(1) n-up the pages of pdf files




pdfnup converts files in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) to "n-up" PDF files, that is, with multiple input pages per output page, for more economical printing etc. The default processing is to 2-up landscape output with no frame around pages, equivalent to using the options '--nup 2x1 --landscape true --frame false'.

If no source PDF file ('SRC') is specified, input is from /dev/stdin. If 'PAGESPEC' is omitted, all pages are processed.

Source files are processed sequentially into a single output unless the '--batch' option is used, in which case they are processed separately.

pdfnup operates on one or more PDF files, and (either with the '--batch' option or with '--outfile DIR' where 'DIR' is a directory) the resulting files have the suffix '-nup' applied to their names by default. To change the suffix, use the '--suffix' option, for example

pdfnup --nup 2x2 --suffix '2x2' --batch myfile1.pdf myfile2.pdf

will result in files named 'myfile1-2x2.pdf' and 'myfile2-2x2.pdf'.

pdfnup is a simple wrapper for pdfjam, which provides a front end to many of the capabilities of the pdfpages package for pdflatex. A working installation of pdflatex, with the pdfpages and geometry packages, is required.

pdfnup is part of the "PDFjam" package of tools, whose homepage is at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pdfjam .


For the available options and site/user defaults, see the output of

pdfjam --help

For further information and some examples see http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pdfjam .


pdfnup does not work with encrypted PDF files, and does not preserve hyperlinks.

Please report bugs! See the website at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pdfjam .


PDFjam is distributed under the GNU public license.


pdfnup is written and maintained by David Firth as part of the PDFjam package.