Some useful PDF editing (and search) commands

  • Insert pages with interleave: pdftk A=input_odd_pages.pdf B=input_even_pages.pdf shuffle A B output collated.pdf(from the pdftk package)
  • Split an A2-sized PDF into two A3 pages for printing (no overlap): pdfposter -m A3 -p A2 Periodic-Table_A2.pdf Periodic-Table_2xA3.pdf
  • Split an arbitrary-sized PDF into A3 pages for printing at 100% size (= 1), no overlap: pdfposter -m A3 -s1 Poster.pdf Poster_split_to_A3.pdf