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I am given a couple PDF files which are created using LaTeX in a landscape format. On my 24" monitor, I can comfortably read them full screen, but it is a pain to use when the windows is smaller, like on my Netbook.

Is there some way to split this PDF up into several landscape pages?

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Use Briss

It does a wonderful job at this even though it is not too user-friendly.

  • Download the archive and extract it somewhere.
  • Create a briss.sh script file containing the following code in the same folder:

cd ~/path/to/briss

java -Xmx128m -D java.library.path=. -jar briss-0.9.jar

  • Browse to the folder where you created the script, right-click on the script, click properties, permissions tab, tick Allow executing file as program.

  • run the script by double-clicking it.

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Works pretty well, just complains that it cannot display the produced PDF. The file is still there. –  queueoverflow Nov 28 '12 at 16:43
    
I never had this issue. MAybe it is a question of your default pdf viewer. –  To Do Nov 28 '12 at 21:01
  1. pdftk burst: will convert the pdf file into number pdfs.
  2. imagemagick convert and crop: create tiff files of left and right side
  3. imagemagic convert *.tif outfile.pdf : creates a single outfile.pdf from all the tif files

This will be easy to do in a little shell script.

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Converting the text to tiff and back will make the files huge and the quality inferior. –  queueoverflow May 19 '12 at 13:16

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