Printing a poster into multiple A4 sheets

big headache, solves like this:


This seems like a messy problem requiring grunt work. Thankfully, there is a simple tool that solves this problem: PDFPoster!

  • Installing it is easy:
$ sudo apt install pdfposter
  • Just specify the size of your printer and the intended size for your PDF and it does the job. For example, say I have an A4 printer but I need to print an A1 size poster:
$ pdfposter -mA4 -pA1 in.pdf out.pdf

The output PDF contains 9 pages that I can print on A4 pages, arrange as a 3×3 grid to get my A1 poster!



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