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I'd like to include papers of mine which can easily be done with the pdfpages packages:

\usepackage{pdfpages}
\includepdf[pages=-]{mypaper.pdf}

However, my thesis has an A5 format. Which means that each page is "half" an A4 page. Basically, I'd like two include each PDF page on two pages, like illustrated below:

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While I found how to rotate the PDF using the angle parameter, I did not find how to split it...

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You can insert the left/right half of the A4 page using eso-pic:

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\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{geometry,lipsum,eso-pic}
\usepackage[export]{adjustbox}
\geometry{
  paper = a5paper
}

\begin{document}

\lipsum[1-10]

\clearpage
\thispagestyle{empty}
\mbox{}% Set something blank on page

% Add top part of A4 PDF
\AddToShipoutPictureFG*{%
  \AtPageLowerLeft{%
    % A4 = 2 x A5
    \includegraphics[angle = 90, height = \paperheight, valign = B]{example-image-a4}
  }%
}

\clearpage
\thispagestyle{empty}
\mbox{}% Set something blank on page

% Add bottom part of A4 PDF
\AddToShipoutPictureFG*{%
  \AtPageLowerLeft{%
    % A4 landscape = 2 x A5 portrait
    \makebox[\paperwidth][r]{%
      \includegraphics[angle = 90, height = \paperheight, valign = B]{example-image-a4}%
    }%
  }%
}%

\clearpage

\lipsum[1-10]

\end{document}

The imported page is rotated and placed as-is on one A5 page, which only shows the top part of the A4 page. The bottom part runs off the page. For the bottom part, we place the image (rotated) in a box that is right-aligned to the page, thereby showing the bottom half.

  • Does it compensate for a small region in the inside margin where the printer cannot print? – Karlo Sep 30 '18 at 21:13

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