[Scribus] Windows booklet printing

Calum Polwart scribus
Sat Nov 4 15:51:27 CET 2006

On Sat, 2006-11-04 at 14:35 +0000, Calum Polwart wrote:
> OMG! I opened a whole can of worms!
> My view (right or wrong) is that scribus should be able to produce a
> print ready pdf file that I can walk into a cheap print shop and say
> print that double sided and have to think no more.
> If I have to say to them that it needs to be bookleted, or imposed or
> whatever then that's OK if its me - I can do that - but my colleagues
> seem to struggle - they want the chance to print the PDF at
> home/work/wherever and check it as it will really look.  
> I completely accept that I haven't paid for Scribus.  But even if my
> printer can print double sided, booklet etc I can't gauruntee that every
> printer can.
> I've just had a conversation with someone (windows user) who is using
> PowerPoint (yes you did read that right!) as a DTP program.  I suggested
> he looked at Scribus after he was really impressed with what he'd
> achieved InkScape - he's come back to me to ask how he gets it to print
> the layout he set up on screen.  When I said he couldn't he wanted to
> know why i thought this was any better than powerpoint... I'm still
> thinking up an answer!
> Perhaps if linux had a suitable application that wasn't really a fudge -
> it could be supplied in a Windows format to do the same for windwos
> users.
> Calum
> On Thu, 2006-11-02 at 13:13 +0100, Peter Nermander wrote:
> > I changed the subject to reflect the topic.
> > 
> > > For Scribus to be a success, I am indeed of the opinion that the
> > > Windows build cannot be considered secondary. For all his mistakes,
> > > his low blows, his tricks, let's not forget Bad Billy has also
> > > made some clever choices.
> > 
> > Scribus is a page layout tool, not a booklet printing tool. Why should Scribus
> > be the tool to give Windows support for booklet printing? Isn't the lack of booklet printing in Windows a
> > weakness of Windows?
> > 
> > In the *ix world there is one application for each task. That way nobody will
> > have to invent the wheel twice.
> > 
> > Under Windows some programs have booklet printing support, others don't. Some
> > printer drivers have booklet support, others don't. If your printer driver does
> > not support booklet printing, why don't you contact your printer manufacturer
> > and ask them to add that feature? You PAID for your printer, you didn't
> > pay for Scribus. Why do you want a free program to cover up for a weakness of a
> > product you bought?
> > 
> > /Peter
> > 
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