With respect to printing, what are signatures?
How do I use them when setting up my LaTeX document for printing (for example a book)?
For a general introduction to what signatures (with the term used in book printing jargon) are, check out chapter two of the
So, if you have a LaTeX document that's ready to print, and if you've identified a printer who will print it, you need to know (i) the size of the sheets of paper is that it'll be printed on and (ii) the size of the final (cut-to-size) pages. If the LaTeX'd output is in pdf format, I recommend you check out the
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Unless you are using a local copyshop it is never useful to set up signatures yourself. The printer has software that he/she/it uses for this. It is easier for him/her/it if you just send the book in normal page order.