## LaTeX forum ⇒ General ⇒ A4 portrait oriented booklet

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cgl72
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### A4 portrait oriented booklet

hello everyone,
I have used very basic Latex up to now. I now want to print a booklet in an unusual size. It is an A4 booklet folded folded in half lengthwise, to be printed on A4 paper, double sided then cut.
I have read through the documentation for the "booklet" package and it seems to my newbie eyes that all the tools are made to make an A4 portrait document into an 2 or 4 page per sheet landscape print. I know that with Latex "everything is possible". So I thought someone out there could give me some pointer about where to look and what strategy to adopt.

Here is my current preamble:
\documentclass[10pt]{article} \setlength{\paperheight}{298mm}\setlength{\paperwidth}{105mm}\usepackage[top=1cm, bottom=1cm, left=1cm, right=1cm]{geometry}\setlength{\textwidth}{9cm}\usepackage[print]{booklet}\source{\magstep0}{105mm}{298mm} \target{\magstep0}{210mm}{298mm}

I chose the strategy of creating a document that could be 1to1 with the booklet. But when the resulting booklet has an output size that is the same as defined on line 2 and 3.
Any comments or ideas on how to make an A4 booklet folded down the center lengthwise are welcome!

Thanks
Christian

mas
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I did not completely understand your problem and I am guessing it here. What I see is that you are trying to prepare and print a document on half of a4 paper (double side). Is it correct?

I have prepared quite a few books like that. I typeset the document thus :

\documentclass[a5paper,twoside,openany]{book}\usepackage[body={10cm,17cm}]{geometry}\usepackage[a5,center,off]{crop} \begin{document}blah ...\end{document}

After successful compilation, I use psbook from psutils suite to create proper signatures. The resulting ps file can then be input to psnup to print 2 a5 pages per a4 page thus :

   psnup -2 -Pa5 a5.ps a4.ps

Hope I have given you the idea. Someone might suggest a better way

Regards,

sridhar

OS: Debian/GNU Linux; LaTeX System : TeXLive; Editor : Vim