A set of PostScript utilities
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
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
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
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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.