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\documentclass[a4paper,landscape]{article}
\usepackage{pdfpages}

\begin{document}
\includepdf[pages=1-last,nup=2x2,landscape=false,frame=true,
            noautoscale=false,delta=0mm 1mm]{handout.pdf}
\end{document}

output ends with:

pdfTeX warning: pdflatex (file ./handout.pdf): PDF inclusion: multiple pdfs with page group included in a single page
>] <handout.pdf, id=159, page=17, 364.19562pt x 273.14648pt>
<use handout.pdf, page 17>
<use handout.pdf, page 17>
<handout.pdf, id=160, page=18, 364.19562pt x 273.14648pt>
<use handout.pdf, page 18>
<use handout.pdf, page 18> <use handout.pdf, page 1>
<use handout.pdf, page 1> <use handout.pdf, page 1>
<use handout.pdf, page 1> <use handout.pdf, page 17>
<use handout.pdf, page 18> [5 <./handout.pdf
!pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file ./handout.pdf): PDF inclusion: /Group dict missing
 ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

what does it mean and how to overcome it? What is /Group dict?

Thanks in advance!

UPDATE sources of minimal case: http://wikisend.com/download/429256/pdflatex-Group_error.zip

pdflatex handout.tex
pdflatex handout_2x2.tex

(actually it creates 2x1 nup).

My opinion is, that the error comes from severally used pictures. When one picture on page - it's OK, when two pages on single and image on other page already - it's a problem.

  • You will have to provide the handout.pdf for tests. Is your texsystem up-to-date? – Ulrike Fischer Dec 15 '17 at 10:59
  • please look into zip source in update. The error is quite annoying. – d3im Dec 20 '17 at 20:32

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