[Scribus] Using Scribus to place multiple pages generated by Scribus on one page

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Sat Oct 21 16:29:11 CEST 2006

Plinnell a ?crit :
> On Saturday 21 October 2006 11:18, Philipp Klaus Krause wrote:
>> I want to create a document which logically consists of multiple
>> pages, but has to be sent to the printer as four logical pages per
>> pdf page. Would it make sense to create the logical pages first,
>> export them as .pdf and then create another Scribus socument where
>> four pages are placed on one with Anschnitt added? Is there a
>> simpler solution? One without the quality loss (AFAIK Scribus
>> converts .pdf to raster images)?
>> Philipp
> Hi,
> It is far simpler to do the following:
> 1) Create logical pages as needed.
> 2) Create new doc with space for 4 logical pages per document.
> 3) Create a second layer in the new doc.
> 4) Go Page > Import > Import the logical pages. 
> 5) After importing, select all > position the content >  then move the 
> content to the first layer. Why ? This avoids object collision when 
> importing.
> This will a: avoid  loss of precision with PDF and b: require far less 
> memory and time to do the final PDF export.
> Peter

This is a real neat trick! It works very well. Scribus as an 
"imposition" program has already some great capabilities.

Peter's explanation could make it into the wiki, I guess.

I would only suggest that we use the title of this thread, as well as 
the word "imposition" which might not say many things to some people 
although being the word pros use everyday.

Just my 2 cents!

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