I have a book typeset with pages of 105mm x 180mm
This needs to made into a booklet, in signatures, such that it prints on A4 portrait paper, with the original book pages side by side. (i.e. 105mm + 105mm = 210mm, so it should fit)
If I use pdfpages (or the pdfbook shell script) I get them laid out side by side on landscape paper. If I tell it no-landscape, it puts them above one another, in such a way that rotating them with
angle=90 doesn't help.
I need them laid out side by side on portrait paper because of paper-grain in the printing.
No combination of
noautoscale with an explicit output papersize seems to work.
It seems like pdfpages, looks at the output paper size when
signature is set, and decides to use either
1x2 for its
nup, in such a way you can't override it.
So is this possible, without manually calculating the signature solution and just explicitly importing the content page by page?
NB: I don't care if the resulting PDF is portrait or landscape, because that is trivial to rotate when printing, I care about the relative orientation of the logical pages relative to the physical page.