[Scribus] Printing multiple page documents

Rolf-Werner Eilert eilert-sprachen
Wed Apr 18 12:45:31 CEST 2007

Hi Nigel,

> Just one thing: in the howto 'How to make a booklet' 
> [http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/How_to_make_a_booklet]
> it refers to transforming A4 docs into A5 booklets using Kprinter - what if I had 
> already created a multi-page pdf in Scribus using 'facing pages' and A5 sizes - 
> can I still use Kprinter as described? How would it know that I'm already using A5 
> sizes?

Hm. Just to make a guess: yes. But try it out, I'm not sure.

> It also refers to first print the 'even pages' then put the paper back in and 
> print the 'odd pages' - this isn't obviously the actual page numbers is it but 
> rather what the printer considers even and odd pages - yes?

Errr - the paper is meant, not the page numbering. The first page in the 
document is its cover front page, regardless of which number you write 
on it.

> I am still a little bit in the dark and would really like to be able to produce a 
> small [say 20 page] booklet that folks (even somebody's grandmother) could 
> download from my website and print at home.

This lets me think of ps and pdf again. Why not just making up your 
document with Sribus, then printing into pdf, converting into ps, making 
  up impositions, and compiling it into a pdf again? The result would be 
a pdf which looks confusing for the reader at a first glance. But your 
grandmother would just download and print it on her printer, and if she 
leaves the paper pages as printed, they would form a booklet that makes 

> Perhaps when I get everything working and clear in my own mind, I could write a 
> simple *clear* howto that even someone with a low IQ could understand - I took an 
> IQ test but failed :-(

I wouldn't even dare trying one :-)


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