[Scribus] Imposition of PDF

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Sat Jun 23 01:56:51 CEST 2007

Am Samstag, 23. Juni 2007 01:10 schrieb John Jason Jordan:
> In the past I would do this with an InDesign script on Windows. I could
> still do so, but I'm trying to learn how to do things without Microsoft
> or Adobe.
> I am about to receive a 200-page PDF file (a book)  from a customer.
> The output will be to laser. The format will be half-letter, that is,
> 5.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches high. The PDF file will be in this
> format. Since it will be printed on 8.5 x 11 paper landscape, I need to
> place each page of the PDF twice on each side. That is, the first sheet
> will have page 1 twice on one side and page 2 twice on the back. The
> second sheet will have page 3 twice on one side and page 4 twice on the
> back -- and so on. The books will be printed collated so each copy
> coming out of the laser is really two copies of the book. Before
> binding the stacks are cut in two with the guillotine.
> I have Scribus on Ubuntu Feisty amd64. It runs just fine, but I
> don't think it can place PDF files one page at a time. Others have
> mentioned to me ps2pdf, but it's command line and the syntax to do an
> imposition is impossible to figure out. Is there anything else I can
> use to do this imposition? Or can it be done in Scribus now?

Hi John Jason,

what you need is either Multivalent PDF tools: 
http://multivalent.sourceforge.net/Tools/index.html or pdftk: 



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