[ANN] pdfposter 0.7
h.goebel at crazy-compilers.com
Sun Jun 24 17:01:40 EDT 2018
I'm pleased to announce pdftools.pdfposter 0.7, a tool to scale and
tile PDF images/pages to print on multiple pages.
:Author: Hartmut Goebel <h.goebel at crazy-compilers.com>
:Licence: GNU Public Licence v3 (GPLv3)
pip install -U pdftools.pdfposter
What is pdfposter?
Scale and tile PDF images/pages to print on multiple pages.
``Pdfposter`` can be used to create a large poster by building it from
multiple pages and/or printing it on large media. It expects as input a
PDF file, normally printing on a single page. The output is again a
PDF file, maybe containing multiple pages together building the
The input page will be scaled to obtain the desired size.
This is much like ``poster`` does for Postscript files, but working
with PDF. Since sometimes poster does not like your files converted
from PDF. :-) Indeed ``pdfposter`` was inspired by ``poster``.
For more information please refer to the manpage or visit
the `project homepage <https://pdfposter.readthedocs.io/>`_.
What's new in version 0.7
* Incompatible change: `DIN lang` and `Envelope No. 10` are now defined as
* New options ``-f``/``--first`` and ``-l``/``--last`` for specifying the
first resp. last page to convert
* Reduce the size of the output file a lot. Now the output file is
nearly the same size as the input file. While this behaviour was
intended from the beginning, it was not yet implemented for two
reasons: The content was a) copied for each print-page and b) not
* Make the content of each page appear only once in the output file.
This vastly reduces the size of the output file.
* Compress page content. Now the output file is nearly the same size
as the input file in much more cases. I thought, the underlying
library will do this automatically, but it does not.
* Fix bug in PDF code used for clipping the page content. Many thanks
to Johannes Brödel for reporting this bug.
* Add support for Python 3.
* Use `PyPFDF2` instead of the unmaintained `pyPDF`.
| Hartmut Goebel | h.goebel at crazy-compilers.com |
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