[Scribus] booklet printing

William F. Maddock billsey
Mon May 14 21:26:18 CEST 2007

-----Original Message-----
>From: m8130 at abc.se
>Sent: May 14, 2007 12:48 PM
>To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
>Subject: Re: [Scribus] booklet printing
>> So I don't us the "Double Sided" document layout?  Just a plain 2 page, A
>> 4,
>> landscape, Document?
>That "Double sided" and other variants should be called something else...
>Display layout or something would be more correct.  The purpose is to make
>Scribus display the document in the way it is intended to look, but it
>does not perform the imposition.

How difficult would it be to impliment such a function in scribus? I have seen the "booklet" function in some HP printer drivers on Windows, and PageStream at least USED to have a script that did it (and on the coding side, PageStream is a one-man operation. Is it acceptable for a one-man operation to accomplish more than the scribus TEAM?).

You see, what I am thinking here is that scribus already has to have coding objects set up for pages, right? It seems to me that it shouldn't be that much work to add a function that would reorder and scale those already-existing objects to accomplish a booklet function. I, however, though I might have some good ideas, am not a coder. If this is not feasible, let me know.

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