A common task is to print a booklet that is bound in the middle of each folded sheet. That is, we print two pages per sheet, double sided, the pages reordered appropriately, to create the booklet:
$ pdfbook input.pdf $ evince input-book.pdf
Viewing the resulting pdf document shows the first page is landscape with two original pages on this single page, upside down. These are the first and the very last page from that original document. The very last page will be blank if the number of pages in the original pdf is not a multiple of 4, as in Figure 62.1. The second page will be upright and will be the second page of the original document and the second to last page of the original document. And so on. When printed all of the pages will come out the right way up.
$ pdfjam --booklet 'true' --landscape --suffix book --signature '4' -- input.pdf -
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