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Archive for December 30th, 2012

Poster-izing PDFs

For reasons best left to the imagination, we needed some large signs for the front yard. I must look this up every time I do it, so here’s the process…

  • Create document in LibreOffice (or whatever), save as PDF
  • Convert PDF to EPS = Encapsulated Postscript
  • Apply poster to enlarge & paginate
  • Convert PS to PDF for ease of printing

Bash does the heavy lifting, after you install whatever packages your Linux distro may not have included:

pdftops -eps OnePage.pdf PosterPage.ps
poster -v -m Letter -p20x28i -o PosterMulti.ps PosterPage.ps
ps2pdf PosterMulti.ps

Then it’s a simple matter of a cutting mat, a razor knife, a glue stick, and some tape…

Memo to Self: Align the lower row along the hardwood floor planks!

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