[reportlab-users] Need to put together a quick script, some basic questions

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Wed Jan 7 13:49:21 EST 2009

Dinu Gherman wrote:

> Pedro:


>> I gooled a bit arround and found out that this is a technique called

>> 'page imposition'. After some more googling I found a rather easy to

>> use tool that does this simply by running a comand line tool with the

>> right parameters.


>> Just in case somebody runs across the same issue:

>> http://multivalent.sourceforge.net/

>> it has a cool imposition tool


> I did, but I wanted a Python solution I can easily tweak myself

> so I wrote pdfnup [1] which has no booklet feature yet as you

> described it, yet, but that might be added, sometime. It uses

> pyPdf, which you could also use seperately to rearrange and

> flip pages as needed before calling pdfnup...

I just stumbled onto


It will render PDF, and I am guessing it will print, so I bet you could render a
bunch of pages onto one canvas and print that.

I am just using it to make a thumbnail image, so that's all I know for sure.

Carl K

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