Switchboard: Arrange – Reader spreads/Split in half

The Arrange group provides a range of Actions used to impose files.

Open the Switchboard

In pdfaPilot standalone, open the switchboard via Tools > Switchboard in the menu or use the keyboard shortcut Cmd+2.

If you are using pdfaPilot as an Acrobat plug-in, you can open the switchboard via Plug-Ins > pdfaPilot <version number> Switchboard.   

The “Reader spreads” Action

The “Reader spreads” Action turns two individual pages into one print sheet. The following settings are available:

  1. The Sheet size can be set to Minimal size or one of the many standard page sizes.
  2. You can also choose between horizontal and vertical page alignment.
  3. Values for horizontal and/or vertical offset can be given in mm, inches or pt in the fields provided.
  4. If the original document has a title page, this can be accounted for by checking the corresponding box.
  5. Click Execute to start processing the current PDF document.

Result

  1. The input document is 8 pages in DIN A4 size.
  2. The output document is 4 pages in DIN A3 size.

The “Split in half” Action

The Split in half action works in reverse, turning one print sheet into two individual pages. No further settings are required for this process.

  1. Click Execute to start processing the current PDF document.

Result

  1. The input document is 4 pages in DIN A3 size.
  2. The output document is 8 pages in DIN A4 size.

Batch processing:

Both of these Actions can be processed in batches using the Batch... button, allowing you to process multiple PDF files within a selected folder.

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