Converting Letter PDF to 11x17 PDF Booklet

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blewis
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Converting Letter PDF to 11x17 PDF Booklet

Post by blewis » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:02 pm

Is there any built-in way (or established sample code) to take a PDF of letter-sized pages and convert it to a PDF of 11x17 sized pages such that the 11x17 PDF will print as a booklet with staples down a center spine? So it's reordering the letter-sized pages and then combining them into 11x17" pages.

I don't want to just print a regular PDF as a booklet (this is not a print driver thing). I need to actually convert the PDF to the booklet version to send out to another company for printing.

Thanks,
Bryan
Bryan Lewis
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delbeke
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Re: Converting Letter PDF to 11x17 PDF Booklet

Post by delbeke » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:41 am

Hi blewis.

What you want to do is not clear for me but I can point you to some usefull functions.
ResizePage http://guides.gdpicture.com/content/web ... ePage.html
ScalePage http://guides.gdpicture.com/content/web ... ePage.html
SetPageBox http://guides.gdpicture.com/content/web ... geBox.html
RotatePage http://guides.gdpicture.com/content/web ... ePage.html

Hope this help.
Best regards.
Jean-Luc

blewis
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Re: Converting Letter PDF to 11x17 PDF Booklet

Post by blewis » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:53 pm

In US sizing, a single 11x17" sheet in landscape is the same size as two letter size (8.5x11) portrait sheets placed side-by-side. I want to take two letter sized PDF pages and place them on a single 11x17 PDF page -- effectively merging two pages into one without scaling or resizing.

Does that make sense? We're trying to reproduce the functionality of a program like this:
http://bookletcreator.com/how-it-works/

But using GdPicture so that we can automate the process.

Thanks,
Bryan
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delbeke
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Re: Converting Letter PDF to 11x17 PDF Booklet

Post by delbeke » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:56 am

Hi blewis.

Now i understand whar you want to do.

You must use the DrawPage function
http://guides.gdpicture.com/content/web ... wPage.html

You open the original pdf and you create a new one
You can then create a new 11x17" page in the new pdf and draw page 1 and 2 from the original pdf to the destination one.
Repeat as many times as needed.

Hope this help
Best regards..

blewis
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Re: Converting Letter PDF to 11x17 PDF Booklet

Post by blewis » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:19 pm

Thanks for the followup. I will play around with DrawPage.
Bryan Lewis
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delbeke
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Re: Converting Letter PDF to 11x17 PDF Booklet

Post by delbeke » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:20 am

Hi blewis.

You are very welcome.
Please, make me a return.

Best regards
Jean-Luc

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