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I have: PDF document with a 800 pages book. If I just print it it will take 400 sheets of paper - too much.

I want: converted PDF document that have 400 pages: each page is two pages of original document. It can be printed on 200 double-sided steets: both more portable and cheaper.

diagram that shoes what I want

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In Adobe Reader, the Print command has an option for booklet printing: look in the "page scaling" drop down box. – Bavi_H May 18 '11 at 0:59
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A quick Web search turned up quite a few apps to convert PDFs to booklet format - for example:

http://opensource.marten.dk/sider/pdf-booklet-creator_67.aspx

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"booklet" - thanks, now I know what to search for. – Vi. May 17 '11 at 22:32
    
Looks like "ps2book" thing works. – Vi. May 18 '11 at 1:11
    
If you have the program used to create the original PDF this may lay things out for you - I used to produce books, brochures and training manuals this way in Pagemaker and InDesign – Linker3000 May 18 '11 at 10:55

if your printer has a print 'x up' option built in, that's probably the best option. I used to use the trial version of fineprint (prints an ad underneath) to do the same thing when my printer didn't have that option, but this was a VERY long time a ago, and i'm not sure if there's still a trial version

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I want to have the ready-made PDF that will be just printed (not by me). Now looking for various scripts and tools: mpage - fail (breaks text even in "no-op" mode), psbook/pstops - fail (misplaced pages), looking more. – Vi. May 18 '11 at 0:05

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