[Scribus] Some tips for 2 pages imposition
Wed Jul 12 14:43:30 CEST 2006
Write the book first, without caring about imposition, then follow the steps.
Le mercredi 12 juillet 2006 08:29, Nicholas Vettese a ?crit :
> So do you write the book first, then follow the steps below, or do you
> follow the steps below, and then write the book?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Guillaume Pratte" <guillaumep at fcms.ca>
> To: <scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 8:26 AM
> Subject: [Scribus] Some tips for 2 pages imposition
> > Hello,
> > I have been encouraged by Louis Desjardins to post this tip to the
> > mailing list, so here I go.
> > I am currently formatting a book that my grand-mother is publishing, and
> > I was
> > told by the printer (i.e. the business were my grand-mother will print
> > the book) to make the imposition myself.
> > First I panicked for a short while when I saw that neither Scribus nor
> > LaTeX
> > seemed to have this feature implemented. I saw the page about imposition
> > on
> > the Scribus wiki  and it helped, but pstops  is still too much of
> > an esoteric command to use for me, event if I am a programmer by
> > profession and
> > I have been using Linux as my primary OS for at least 6 years.
> >  http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Imposition
> >  http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/How_to_make_impositions_with_pstops
> > So I searched the web, and finally got my way around. The book is 5?x8?,
> > printed two pages on one 8?x11, cut in half (to make two 5?x8?) and one
> > pile
> > put on top of the other ("folded") to make the book.
> > Here is how I made the imposition :
> > 1) Render the book as PostScript.
> > 2) Reorder the pages :
> > psbook book.ps temp.ps
> > 3) Assemble them :
> > psnup -pletter -W5.5in -H8.5in -2 temp.ps book_for_print.ps
> > 4) Edit the %%BoundingBox of book_for_print.ps with a text editor. Change
> > it
> > to :
> > %%BoundingBox 0 0 612 792
> > This seems like a bug with psnup where it keeps the source dimentions for
> > the
> > BoundingBox instead of taking the output dimentions.
> > The only thing I am not sure about is the duplex orientation. I made some
> > tests with my personnal printer and I went wrong. I will have to check
> > with
> > the printer (the business) to see if they can handle it or if I have to
> > change things from my side.
> > Guillaume Pratte
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