[Scribus] Problem knowing how to print a 3 fold leaflet

Peter Cavender cavender
Thu Feb 21 16:16:49 CET 2008

Please post the instructions, or send me a copy of the email.

I joined the scribus mailing list 2 days ago beacuse I was facing exactly 
the same problem, and was amused somebody else asked the question before I 
could post it.

I am a little puzzled why the software works as it does, because most 
people who print a 3-fold brochure want one output file for each side of 
the actual paper, not 3 separate ones that need to be then imposed.


On Thu, 21 Feb 2008, william f. maddock wrote:

> On Feb 20, 2008, at 7:36 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> Peter Nermander wrote:
>>>> However when I go to print it out I can't get it to print all three
>>>> pages on one A4 piece of paper, it comes out as 6 pages each on a
>>>> separate piece of A4. What am I missing here?
>>> What you are missing is that the "layout" options in Scribus are intended
>>> to _display_ the pages of the document as they are supposed to be printed.
>>> It is just a display setting, not a print setting. Scribus will still see
>>> them as individual pages and print them as such.
>> In other words, you need to make your document the size of your intended
>> output paper, then subdivide that into columns by one of the various
>> means for doing so.
> A few days ago, Norman Gifford sent me a wonderful instruction email on how 
> to get around this problem. Unfortunately, I am not the one with the problem, 
> and when I sent a reply to him, urging him to make those instructions into a 
> PDF and make them available on the Net, my email to him seems to have 
> bounced.
> I hope sincerely that he sees this note, and does as I have suggested. :-)
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