# pdfpages - smaller space between pages with nup?

To save space, I have included 4 pages of a pdf file per page in my document using `\includepdf[pages={-}, scale=0.9, nup=2x2, pagecommand={}]{apx/The file.pdf}` but there is a lot of empty space between them and they are needlessly very small and crammed all on the sides (too close to the margins, I would think). Can I modify the spacing and scaling for `nup`? What would be the syntax?

Example - this is how the pages are inserted at the moment:

And this is what I would like, where the thick red line symbolizes my set margins within the document:

• Take a look at the `delta` key. It's not entirely clear (to me, at least) what "needlessly very small and crammed all on the sides" mean. A picture? – Werner Dec 5 '17 at 6:31
• I think, you should set smaller the margins of the "apx/The file.pdf"! – user91669 Dec 5 '17 at 12:20
• @Werner good point, I added pictures. – durbachit Dec 7 '17 at 9:14