[Scribus] Imposition Tools and PDFEditor Application

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Mon Jun 25 22:19:50 CEST 2007

John Jason Jordan wrote:
> 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. 
Keep in mind, this leads to the same problem we hear a lot about: 
Scribus will rasterize these single-page PDFs, so you will lose some 


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