Database Management Systems

by Raghu Ramakrishnan and Johannes Gehrke


To print 4 pages on a single page (assuming that the source file is a postscript file), you can use the "psnup" command (which is located in /s/std/bin/psnup in the CS Dept at at UW-Madison).

psnup -p4 -R -s0 >
The -pn option indicates how many pages of Postscript (or "spots") should be printed per piece of paper. N is constrained to be 2, 4, 8 or 16.
The -R option indicates that the first spot goes in the upper left hand corner and progresses to the lower right. This is for non-reversing printers.
The -sn option indicates which spot the first page of output occurs in. The first spot on the page is 0.
The defaults are: -p2, -R, and -s0.
For more information look at the man page (man psnup).

Potential Problem:
You may have trouble doing this with the ps files available here (which were generated by Powerpoint). If this happens, sigh.

Note that the first edition is out of print since August 1999. Here is information on the current edition.

Raghu Ramakrishnan [], January 1998.