[scribus] Newbie Exporting Question

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 10 19:41:11 CEST 2009

wingsgroup wrote:
> I asked about single pages vs. double pages in the Lulu.com (the printer)
> forum and here is the response I received: "Your document should be
> formatted as single pages, not spreads. You might create them as spreads in
> your DTP program, but they should be exported as single pages, because
> that's how they'll be printed." I just want to make sure I am doing this
> right, then, before I waste a bunch of time and effort. I have it all laid
> out as double pages in Scribus (as per recommendations...see the Newbie
> Questions About Spreads thread for more details about my project), so then I
> assume there is a way to export as single pages? (Remember, I am a newbie to
> everything! lol.)
Yes, this is one of the confusing things. When you choose "Double-Sided" 
you are only affecting the display in Scribus. When you export to PDF, 
the pages will all be single pages. You need this double display so you 
can work with the left and right pages side by side.


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