[Scribus] Best way of creating US letter sized A4 pages?

John Jordan johnxj
Fri Jan 27 17:10:55 CET 2006

On 27 Jan 2006, at 14:41, Julian Robbins wrote:

> I am in the UK and using A4 for our datasheets. However we have a
> number of clients in the US and elsewhere who use US Letter size
> paper.
> I have been asked to try and ensure that our datasheets in A4 size
> could at least look 'ok', when printed on Letter sized paper.

I'm in the US and occasionally have the reverse problem, although I 
don't use Scribus much yet, so I'm not sure how to handle it in 
Scribus. But the basic idea is just to bear in mind that A4 is a 
shade narrower and a shade taller than US letter, therefore just 
make sure the text frame will be small enough to look OK on either 
sheet. In other words, set your left-right margins using A4 and your 
top-bottom margins to fit US letter. 

Once I do that, when I go to print I just specify "centered" in the 
print dialog box.

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