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Re: Splitting 2 pages/page landscape postscript file into two single pag


From: Ross Presser
Subject: Re: Splitting 2 pages/page landscape postscript file into two single page portrait pages
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 22:14:59 -0000
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Oct 10, 4:30 pm, address@hidden wrote:
> Hi, I am a newbie.
>
> I have a book.ps file which has all the pages, having two facing pages
> per portrait page like this:
>
> +---------------+--------------+
> |                 |               |
> |                 |               |
> +---------------+--------------+
>
> I want to split the two pages. I dont want to scan the pages and then
> make bulky images out of compact pdf file. The file was generated from
> a dvi and latex that are no longer available. The
> author has died. The ps was made to save the number of printed
> pages in an era before pdf.
>
> So there are two problems:
> (1) split the ps into single pages
> (2) split each page in the center to to two successive pages.
> (3) then combine all the ps
> (4) I would like the ps to be converted to pdf so that it is
> searcheable, if possible.
>
> Steps 1-2 are the most important.
>
> Vasantha

I can't help but think that all the solutions proposed so far are
overthinking the problem. There are only a few good ways to 2-up a
document in postscript, and it seems likely that a suitable perl
script (or, if you're insane like Don Lancaster, a postscript program)
could do the job without having to go through a PDF phase.



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