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ospi

For installation instructions, see the INSTALL file.

ospi is a PDF imposer based on PoDoFo. It produces PDF files from PDF files, re-arranging pages according to an imposition plan. ospi is a Free software released under GPLv3

Invocation

ospi takes all its parameters in the form of key=value pairs. The only required key is "plan_file" which indicates to the program which imposition file to process. An optional key goes for "plan_type" to instruct the program on which plan reader it should call to process the plan file. If this key is missing, it will try to guess based on the extension of the plan filename. All other parameters are specific to each plan reader.

ospi processes imposition plan files in:

  • plain text format (simple)
  • JSON format (json).

Simple

The simple format is primarily intended to test ospi.

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JSON

The json format has been developed by CatPrint.com to integrate their workflow. The descrition of the format is as follows:

{
"plan": [{
  "page_width": decimal_ps_points,
  "page_height": decimal_ps_points,
  "slots": [{
    "width":  decimal_ps_points, /*width, height default to source page dimensions*/
    "height": decimal_ps_points,
    "left":   decimal_ps_points, 
    "top":    decimal_ps_points, 
    "file":   "local file location",
    "page":   1, /* page of PDF, if absent defaults to 1 (in "natural counting")*/
    "remote_file": { 
      "url": "remote file location", 
      "type": "‘pdf’ | ‘jpg’ | ‘html’"
    },
    "crop_width":  decimal_ps_points,
    "crop_height": decimal_ps_points,
    "crop_left":   decimal_ps_points,
    "crop_top":    decimal_ps_points,
    "rotation":    "0 | 1 | 2 | 3"
    }, ...
    /* repeat for each slot */
    ]
  }, ...
  /* repeat for each page */
  ]
}

Example:

$ ospi plan_file=plan8up.json plan_type=json output_file_name=imposed_doc.pdf

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Log

 

Pierre Marchandshouted

— First actual commit

Saturday, 24th March 2012 - 17:14

 

Pierre Marchandsaid

— Still prototyping, got it worked on ugly or large pdfs as good mixed
input pdfs. Now kind of saving

Monday, 26th March 2012 - 14:02

 

Pierre Marchandsaid

— reader factory
+ simple reader

Monday, 26th March 2012 - 17:06

 

Pierre Marchandrevealed

— made simple reader work

Monday, 26th March 2012 - 17:29

 

Pierre Marchandinterpreted

— Added parameters

Tuesday, 27th March 2012 - 01:38

 

Pierre Marchandverbalized

— First bits of the JSON reader

Tuesday, 27th March 2012 - 03:10

 

Pierre Marchanddiscovered

— First prototype of JSON reader

Tuesday, 27th March 2012 - 17:49

 

Pierre Marchandinterpreted

— First working prototype with JSON imposition plan

Tuesday, 27th March 2012 - 18:34

 

Pierre Marchandclaimed

— Added cropbox to sourcepage

Wednesday, 28th March 2012 - 01:03

 

Pierre Marchandverbalised

— Implemented cropping + added internet file fetching (test purpose only)

Wednesday, 28th March 2012 - 12:27

 

Pierre Marchandargued

— Forgot curl.c

Wednesday, 28th March 2012 - 12:30

 

Pierre Marchandemited

— Forgot json headers

Wednesday, 28th March 2012 - 12:31

 

Pierre Marchandsaid

— stabilized Transformations

Thursday, 29th March 2012 - 22:17

 

Pierre Marchandsaid

— Added origin point option to Transform::rotate

Thursday, 29th March 2012 - 23:59

 

Pierre Marchandpublished

— Fixed association of transformations coming from JSON

Friday, 30th March 2012 - 00:20

 

Pierre Marchandpeached

— cleanup debug output

Friday, 30th March 2012 - 02:19

 

Pierre Marchandcried

— prevents to get non-existing pages

Friday, 30th March 2012 - 03:09

 

Pierre Marchandtalked

— slot centered matrix transformations for JSON plans

Sunday, 1st April 2012 - 12:00

 

Pierre Marchandpeached

— made the command line more consistent

Sunday, 1st April 2012 - 13:22

 

Pierre Marchandtattled

— Make optional use of GMP, hope for more stable floating point arithmetic

Sunday, 1st April 2012 - 17:14

 

Pierre Marchandcried

— A simple INSTALL file

Monday, 2nd April 2012 - 15:42

 

Pierre Marchandironized

— A README file

Monday, 2nd April 2012 - 16:08

 

Ben Hughestold

— Updated install document with attempt at organizing dependencies...

Monday, 2nd April 2012 - 22:12

 

Ben Hughesuttered

— Added some other dependencies to the INSTALL file to get this compiling on Ubuntu.

Monday, 2nd April 2012 - 22:47

 

Ben Hughesinterpreted

— Added build to the gitignore file.

Monday, 2nd April 2012 - 22:48

 

Pierre Marchandpublished

— Added a poor man's id genereator

Tuesday, 3rd April 2012 - 18:29

 

Pierre Marchandsaid

— Few wording fixes

Tuesday, 3rd April 2012 - 18:30

 

Pierre Marchandspilled the beans

— made insertion of the same source page on same target page more efficient

Wednesday, 4th April 2012 - 10:40

 

pmgave away

— few fixes to build with older boost

Tuesday, 3rd April 2012 - 21:02

 

Pierre Marchandpeached

— Merge branch 'master' of github.com:catprintlabs/Imposer

Conflicts:
src/ReaderJSONCPP.cpp

Wednesday, 4th April 2012 - 10:47

 

Pierre Marchandbring out

— Fixed osx build

Wednesday, 4th April 2012 - 15:55

 

Pierre Marchandspoke

— Added proper output_file_name key to json reader

Thursday, 5th April 2012 - 10:11

 

Pierre Marchandverbalized

— Allow same source pages with different crop boxes on the same target page

Monday, 9th April 2012 - 01:22

 

Ben Hughessaid

— Major updates to INSTALL instructions.

Monday, 9th April 2012 - 20:42

 

Ben Hughesstated

— Converted installation instructions to markdown.

Monday, 9th April 2012 - 20:45

 

Ben Hughesinterpreted

— Fixed INSTALL.md code formatting.

Monday, 9th April 2012 - 20:49

 

Ben Hughesdiscovered

— Another INSTALL.md formatting fix.

Monday, 9th April 2012 - 20:50

 

Ben Hughesrendered

— Added bullets to dependencies section of INSTALL.md.

Monday, 9th April 2012 - 20:51

 

Ben Hughesbabbled

— INSTALL.md formatting fix.

Monday, 9th April 2012 - 20:51

 

Ben Hughesspoke

— Converted README file to markdown.

Monday, 9th April 2012 - 20:53

 

Ben Hughessaid

— Formatting fix for README.md.

Monday, 9th April 2012 - 20:54

 

Ben Hughesexposed

— Temporarily copying install/readme to placate cmake...

Monday, 9th April 2012 - 21:08

 

Pierre Marchandgave away

— updated INSTALL files

Tuesday, 10th April 2012 - 23:50

 

Pierre Marchandlet loose

— Store pointer in variable for inspection

Wednesday, 11th April 2012 - 17:12

 

Pierre Marchanddisclosed

— Avoid storing page pointers as they might become invalid

Wednesday, 11th April 2012 - 17:53

 

Pierre Marchandtalked

— Added a first prototype for a python plan reader

Thursday, 12th April 2012 - 10:30

 

Pierre Marchandemited

— Make old GCC happier

Thursday, 12th April 2012 - 10:39

 

Pierre Marchandcried

— More sophisticated python reader

Thursday, 12th April 2012 - 16:01

 

Pierre Marchandbabbled out

— Introduced Point mapping

Tuesday, 1st May 2012 - 11:26

 

Pierre Marchanddisclosed

— Added in JSON reader: relative dimensions and output page size computation

Tuesday, 1st May 2012 - 18:10

 

Pierre Marchandrevealed

— Added in JSON reader: support for bleed_extention (aka expand)

Wednesday, 2nd May 2012 - 11:47

 

Pierre Marchandtattled

— Removed bleed_extension

Wednesday, 2nd May 2012 - 16:32

 

Pierre Marchandtalked

— JSONReader: made cropbox the default clipping reference

Wednesday, 2nd May 2012 - 23:39

 

Pierre Marchandtattled

— accept plan data on the command line + improved plan stream reading in JSON reader

Monday, 14th May 2012 - 18:16

 

Pierre Marchandinterpreted

— fixes #2

Tuesday, 15th May 2012 - 07:48

 

Pierre Marchandironized

— Should fix #3

Tuesday, 22nd May 2012 - 13:08

 

Pierrerendered

— Avoid formation of invalid tokens when concatenating content streams

Wednesday, 20th June 2012 - 01:45

 

Pierre Marchandpeached

— ReaderPython - Added translation point as the base point for rotation.
It simplifies a lot rotation computation for intuitive plan composition,
but possibily brings limitations.

Saturday, 12th January 2013 - 12:25

 

Pierre Marchandsaid

— Added a sample python plan, note that it's still a prototype

Wednesday, 8th May 2013 - 10:03

 

Pierre Marchandexposed

— updated boost.filesystem dependency

Friday, 16th October 2015 - 11:26

 

Pierre Marchandinterpreted

— fixed newer versions of GMP do not implicitly cast mpf_class to double

Tuesday, 5th January 2016 - 15:50