My use case is an A3 pdf landscape sheet that I needed printed in two A4 portraits. I am using desktop ubuntu 16.04.
What I have tried
What I have managed to do is use a command-line program that helps:
Split/Tile A3 (landscape) pdf to A4 (portrait)
how to print a single image in the 4 corners of the paper?
Also I have found Printing a poster (over several sheets of paper) but the solution uses a GUI version of the above command line options but does not seem to work with PDF or SVG.
Another option would be the print to file option mentioned in this answer. But even though I request it to print A4 size it just prints a new PDF which is A3 size.
What I would like is to have the option in the print dialogue.
When I click preview I see the full A3 sheet in one landscape page I still press print in the hope that it will do what I want but:
It prints only the top right corner in landscape which I do not understand the logic.
Following the comment: If the box labelled "select page size using document page size" under the Page Handling tab is un-ticked then I get half the job done: It will print only the left hand side in an A4 portrait which is what I want. But I will still be missing the right hand side.
Use cases: Printing posters A2, A1 and A0 size when you don't have access to a plotter or to check for typos, printing engineering drawings when you don't have access to A3 printer or simply ran out of A3 paper and printing large images into parts