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Printing a splitted large image (or poster) on several pages

We just got our new house plans. I wanted to do something which seemed elementary -
Split the large TIFF or EPS image file and actually print it across several normal A4 printer pages.
After a lot of hard searching on the Internet, as always, it appears it’s REALLY easy to do in Ubuntu Linux.
Simply install the poster command with sudo apt-get install poster.

Now that you have it, simply use poster -v -s[size] sourcefile.eps > outfile, where [size] is the multiplier factor.
Everything else was simply done automatically.
The outfile produced was a single Postscript file already splitted perfectly and ready to print.

It was frustrating until I found the solution, but once it was found, it’s easy, simple and works like magic.


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