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How can I easily convert/split/tile every page of an PDF file which is A3/landscape to A4/portrait?

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  1. Install pdfposter

    sudo apt-get install pdfposter

  2. Use pdfposter

    pdfposter path/to/input.pdf path/to/output_splitted.pdf -m a4 -p 2x1a4

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Asked and answered, Nice! Welcome to Ask Ubuntu. – Tom Brossman Oct 25 '12 at 21:30
Splendid! You sir, just made my evening! – quapka May 19 '14 at 20:40
Very nice. An overlap or page margin would be nice, to accommodate non-printable page borders, but pdfposter doesn't seem to support this without hacking (maybe you can hack it with a fake page size...). My solution to this problem was to print the output PDF slightly scaled down. But then you still have to cut it very precisely. – leemes Aug 25 '14 at 14:00

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