impose+ version 0.1 A set of PostScript utilities Dov Grobgeld impose+ is a set of postscript utilities. The main program of impose+ is impose which is used for two-up printing of DSC complient postscript. This includes postscript from e.g. netscape, dvips, and FrameMaker. It makes an effort to remove white space from the printout by probing the original postscript for the bounding box of the printed area. This makes the output much more esthetic than does a simplistic layout of non-cropped original papers. impose may also be used as a print filter, e.g. for automatically printing two-up files from netscape. The utilities are all written in perl and are released under the GNU public licence as described in the file COPYING. They depend on the installation of the psutils package by Angus J.C. Duggan. Here is some additional descriptions of the different scripts in the program. impose - A preprocessor to pstops by Angus J.C. Duggan, for creating 2-up printouts. It uses bboxx to extract the bounding box of the original postscript file and creates the 2-up copy, considering only the text body and the margin parameters entered by the user. bboxx - Extract the bounding box of a postscript file, with the option of entering the bounding box into the file. fixtd - Set tumble and duplex options for the printout. psbl - A preprocessor to impose and psbl for creating booklets.
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impose – PostScript imposition and support utilities
Impose is used for two-up printing of DSC-compliant PostScript (including that from Netscape, dvips, and FrameMaker). It makes an effort to remove white space from the printout by probing the original PostScript for the bounding box of the printed area. This makes the output much more aesthetically satisfying than does a simple layout of non-cropped original pages.
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manipulate Postscript files|