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I have a odt(or pdf, or ps) file. [Really I have odt, but I can easily convert it], it consist of 1 page.

No I want to print it to another pdf 4 times to 1 page. There is an option pages per side, so If I copy-paste 4 times my document and set this option to 4 I'll have my expected result.

But I want to do it without copy-paste because it's quite annoying to copy-and-paste before each printing.

Is it simpler way?

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Do you want to increase the paper size or scale down the page? –  Marco Jun 6 '12 at 9:58
    
@Marco I want to scale down, as 4 pages per side usually do, but with same pages –  RiaD Jun 6 '12 at 10:00
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You can use the tool ConTeXt. Either you install it with your package manager (eg. from TeXLive) or on a per-user base: Installation

Then you create a file fourup.tex with the following content:

\setuppapersize     [A6] [A4]
\setuppagenumbering [location=]
\setupbackgrounds   [page]
\setuplayout        [nx=2, ny=2]

\starttext
\doifdocumentargumentelse{inputfile}{%
  \copypages [\getdocumentargument{inputfile}] [scale=500]}{Missing input file}
\stoptext

Then you can call ConTeXt: context --inputfile=myfile --result=result.pdf fourup.
myfile is the original file without PDF extension. The result is a file result.pdf with four pages copied on one.

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thanks, it works great, but what should I change to print it 9 times? –  RiaD Jun 6 '12 at 10:53
    
Change A6 to A7 and nx and ny to 3, instead of two. Then change the scale to something like 300. –  Marco Jun 6 '12 at 11:08
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