Let us say I want
slides.pdf to contain 4 slides per page.
I can open a
slides.pdf document under evince (the default Ubuntu document viewer)
slides.pdf-->Print-->Page Setup--> Pages per Side --> 4 (or some other number)
Then, I can indicate I want to print to a file, and print. The result is an
output.pdf file with the desired number of slides per sheet.
I want to achieve this same functionality through the command line (as I need to incorporate this into a script). All I have found some far are solutions relying on external tools. For example, I tried installing
pdfjam (which required me to install 88.1 MB worth of packages from
texlive-latex-base in order to achieve a functionality that I already have!), The result was only failure with
pdfjam ERROR: LaTeX package pdfpages.sty is not installed.
I would rather avoid external packages.
How do I achieve this through the command line?