[scribus] Using Scribus for a newsletter

Joe Ward bluegrass_joe at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 9 00:06:56 CEST 2008

   Thanks, Peter. That's all good to know. I'm sorting more of this out as I 
go along. I did manage to get the newsletter imposed using Acrobat Reader, 
and that will work for now. But I do want to know more about how this all 
works.  -Joe

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Nermander" <peter at nermander.se>
To: <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 12:49 AM
Subject: Re: [scribus] Using Scribus for a newsletter

>>> psbook $1.ps $1b.ps
>>> echo 'psnup'
>>> psnup -2 -ptabloid -Pletter $1b.ps $1p.ps
>>> echo 'psselect'
>>> psselect -o   $1p.ps $1o.ps
>>> psselect -e -r  $1p.ps $1e.ps
>>> lpr $1o.ps
>>> echo 'switch paper'
>>> read x
>>> lpr $1e.ps
>>> rm $1p.ps $1e.ps $1o.ps $1b.ps
>> That sounds very interesting.  I assume you run the script from the 
>> Script
>> tool in Scribus. How do you save it into a file to run it? Do you just
>> save
>> it in something like notepad and give it a particular suffix?
> The above is a linux shell script, running it under MS Windows won't work.
> You will have to create a corresponding BAT-file. Something like:
> psbook %1.ps %1b.ps
> echo 'psnup'
> psnup -2 -ptabloid -Pletter %1b.ps %1p.ps
> echo 'psselect'
> psselect -o   %1p.ps %1o.ps
> psselect -e -r  %1p.ps %1e.ps
> copy %1o.ps LPT:
> echo 'switch paper'
> pause
> copy %1e.ps LPT:
> del %1p.ps %1e.ps %1o.ps %1b.ps
> (I'm not sure all that works, I just "translated" the parts I know are
> wrong, but more things might need to be changed.)
> Under Windows I prefer to use Multivalent, it works directly on PDF.
> I have BAT files like the following:
> @echo off
> set javarun="c:\program files\java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\java.exe"
> set multivalent="c:\path to\multivalent.jar"
> %javarun% -cp %multivalent% tool.pdf.Impose -dim 2x1 -layout 2,3,4,1
> -paper "297x210 mm" -verbose %*
> (Not sure what this one does, you will have to read the documentation for
> Multivalent to know what options to use for your task. I think it will
> make 4-page signatures (not a saddle stiched booklet))
> Genereally for things like this you should never ever just copy someones
> script straight off, you must understand what each step does or else you
> might damage your system (by deleting important files by mistake).
> /Peter
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