[Scribus] What is the best way to create a booklet?

Patrick magicpage91
Mon Sep 15 22:45:15 CEST 2003

On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 11:25:06 -0600
Carol Kankelborg <cckborg1 at alumni.lehigh.edu> wrote:

> My question is, what is the best way to create this document in 
> scribus.  I want to hand
> the printer a PDF which will come out correctly when printed double 
> sided and folded in half.
> Do I make my page size in scribus be a booklet page (half-letter) and 
> combine booklet pages
> into physical pages later or should my page size be the size of the 
> paper it will be printed on
> (letter) with the content of two booklet pages on it?   If my scribus 
> page should be a booklet page,
> do I order them 1,2,3 or do I have to order them 1,8,7,2,... so they 
> will be in the right
> order when printed out and folded.
>    I am on Mac OS 10.2 with Apple X11 Beta 3 and Scribus 1.1.0.
> > Carol Kankelborg                           | Scientists define what
> is;
>                                                        |engineers 
> create what never has been.
>                                                        | 
> Theodore von Karman
> -- 
> ===============================================================


If it were me, I would do the page in full letter size with the two
booklet pages, as you mentioned, on one page.  That just provides a
better format for the printer to use, if running on an offset later.

My brain is hurting from remembering back about doing these things, as I
haven't done a book type layout in quite sometime!  :o)

I think you will indeed need to put the layout together so that it is
print ready when you take it to the printer.  That way they don't have
to do extra work to get the pages right before or after printing and
then going to the binding.  The more work you can accomplish means less
work for the printer, thus less cost to you and more control over the
final product.


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