PostScript® Utilities

PS files are not so popular as PDF files, but are an excellent base for manipulations and rearrangements of pages. If you need PDF output, you can rearrange pages with some PostScript® utilities and then convert it to PDF with ps2pdf.

The PostScript® Wizard under WizardPostscript Tools will suggest the most popular rearrangement. The conversion is done by the programs pstops and psselect, which can be found in most distributions in the package psutils. If one of these programs is not available, the corresponding item will not be visible.


Dialog PSTools

First choose your input file. If Kile finds a PS file corresponding to your current master document, it is already filled in as input file, but you are also free to choose another file. Then choose an output file, and select one of the tasks. Finally, you have to decide whether you want to do the conversion only, or also invoke Okular to view the result.

1 A5 page + empty page --> A4

Combine one A5 page together with one empty page on one A4 page. Whenever two A5 pages are combined together, they are rotated 90 degrees and will be arranged on an A4 page in landscape mode.


A5 + empty page
1 A5 page + duplicate --> A4

Put one A5 page and a duplicate together on one A4 page.


Duplicate an A5 page
2 A5 pages --> A4

Put two consecutive A5 pages together on one A4 page.


Combine two A5 pages
2 A5L pages --> A4

Put two consecutive A5 pages in landscape mode together on one A4 page.

4 A5 pages --> A4

Combine four consecutive A5 pages together on one A4 page. The A5 pages have to be scaled with factor 0.7 to fit on the page.


4 A5 pages --> A4
1 A4 page + empty page --> A4

Combine one A4 page together with one empty page on one A4 page. Whenever two A4 pages are combined together on one resulting A4 page, they have to be scaled with factor 0.7 and will be arranged in landscape mode.


1 A4 page + empty page --> A4
1 A4 page + duplicate --> A4

Put one A4 page and a duplicate together on one A4 page.


1 A4 page + duplicate --> A4
2 A4 pages --> A4

Put two consecutive A4 pages together on one A4 page.


Combine two A4 pages
2 A4L pages --> A4

Put two consecutive A4 pages in landscape mode together on one A4 page.

select even pages

Select all even pages of a document.

select odd pages

Select all odd pages of a document.

select even pages (reverse order)

Select all even pages of a document and reverse the order.

select odd pages (reverse order)

Select all even pages of a document and reverse the order.

reverse all pages

Reverse all pages of a document.

copy all pages (sorted)

Copy all pages of a document. You have to choose the number of sorted copies.


Copy all pages (sorted)
copy all pages (unsorted)

Copy all pages of a document. You have to choose the number of non-sorted copies.


Copy all pages (unsorted)
pstops: choose parameter

There are many options for PostScript® utilities pstops and psselect. If you need a very special one, you can invoke pstops with an option of your choice. Please read the manual for all possible options.

psselect: choose parameter

You can invoke psselect with an option of your choice. Please read the manual for all possible options.