[Scribus] Imposition Tools and PDFEditor Application

John Jason Jordan johnxj
Mon Jun 25 18:02:05 CEST 2007

On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 03:06:56 -0700 (PDT)
avox <avox at arcor.de> dijo:

> Julian Robbins wrote:
> > Understandably, people keep asking about imposition tools in linux, and 
> > PDFTK and multivalent always get mentioned.
> > 
> > I found the tool 'laidout' the other day. I'm not an expert in this 
> > whatsoever, but wondered why this is never mentioned? It is GUI driven 
> > which might help some people who are not so happy with cmd line perhaps. 
> > It a bit quirky looking, but is another tool that might help ..
> What, you expect us to advertise for our competition? ;-)
> No, seriously, I only heard about laidout a few weeks. It looks very
> interesting.
> Does anyone have experience with using laidout for imposition?
> > Also, there IS the beginnings of a useful PDF GUI Editor in Linux - 
> > called PDF Editor http://pdfedit.petricek.net
> That one is mentioned once in a while in our #irc channel and needs
> watching.

Where did y'all find laidout?

The documentation for multivalent seems to indicate that it
can burst a multi-page PDF into individual pages. These can then be
laid out in Scribus, twice on each side if desired. So I can use
Scribus the same way I used to use InDesign to do the two-up layout
that I need. Except that for InDesign there is a script that does it
automatically. It should be scriptable in Scribus as well, except that
I'm not a programmer so I don't know how to do it. 

Meantime, I'd like to try laidout, if I can find it. It's not in
Synaptic, and I have just about every repository enabled.

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