[Scribus] EasyPose - OpenSource Profissional Imposition
Thu Aug 30 13:47:27 CEST 2007
On Monday 27 August 2007 17:13:58 celsojr wrote:
> Hi there!
> My name is Celso, I'm from Brazil and I 'm starting finishing a project
> that aims to finally solve the lack of high-end options when we talk 'bout
> Imposition (more when we care about complex imposition, like 64 pages per
> eg...) ^_^
> The Project Calls EasyPose and I 'm very interested in solve some issues
> with you, most regarded the use of Scribus as a "finalyzer" of the imposed
> First of all, you could see some screenshots of EasyPose @
> since it is still in zeta release (far from a beta ^_^) there is no usefull
> output yet... but the features are:
> Choose the individual pages sizes, choose the end (plate) size, auto-adjust
> the margins, spaces and so on, determine the bleed.
> Choose the pages to be imposed, can be any page of any PDF you have,
> EasyPose firstly would'n care about the page size, so it would fit in the
> previous pagesize selection.
> Select the control elements that compose the plate, like color scales,
> registration, logos, and whatever the user wants to use inside the margin
> Later, the user folds (realtime) the whole page onscreen (O_o) and EasyPose
> cares about the page direction, if it would be upside down, resuming, so
> the imposition.
> All calculations are done and most of the interface is ready... but I'm
> stukked... the Ghostscript is great to RIP or PDF generation, but I must
> embed the Postscript data of each page selected, so I could positioning and
> rotate the correct pages throughout the final page.
> The Ps and EPS generated via Ghostscript are all font-to-vector flatted
> (huge PS files for each page, it is no use to work with it..)
> So I thought EasyPose could easylly create the final layout in a ,sla file
> and then use the pdf embedded image for the pages...but I saw the pdf ,
> althought is embedded, becomes rasterized in the output...that's too bad,
> not just for the vector or the fonts, or even the resolution, but for more
> acurated data, such overprint and trapping, which come within the pdf
> files... all this is losted when the file is rasterized... does someone has
> any idea of how can I go on?
> I can direct my output right to a Raster format, so inkjet, or laser
> printers can be used, but, if I have to use the PDF in CPT or a outsider
> RIP... what could I do?
> Celso Junior
In addition to the Scribus facilities the Context version of TeX does pretty
fancy page imposition. Read the main Context manual at
on page 39 ff
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