[scribus] sheet pagination with Scribus

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 7 03:09:50 CEST 2009

On 08/06/2009 08:55 PM, Robert Marma wrote:
> Mr. Pittman [or whoever can help me]:
> I am sorry about the confusion.  As I indicated, I'm a "newbie", not just to Scribus, but to DTP in general.  By "pagination" I AM referring to page numbering--in this case, the correct page order for a double-side printed newsletter that has two pages per sheet side, thereby producing four pages per sheet of legal size paper after folding in the center.  The BASIC utility that I created writes the correct page numbering order into an ASCII data file that I can read when I am ready to collate and bind, but I was hoping to avoid this step by directly employing a similar utility within Scribus, if such a feature exists.  If it does not, perhaps you know of a short VBScript file that I can use to add such a feature.
First of all, let me just suggest that you trim out the fat from posts, 
instead of just adding on.

You actually are talking about page numbering _and_ imposition _and_ 
making a booklet.

Your best bet is to make your pages in Scribus as if they are individual 
ones, so that page numbering works properly -- if you take a legal sheet 
and divide it into two pages, the automatic page numbering will number 
both the same.

So make your pages, then do imposition by one of the methods suggested, 
so that you get the page ordering correct.


If it's small, and you're going to print this out yourself, you can also 
just use Adobe Reader to do n-up printing.

If it is being printed by a commercial printer, they may be able to do 
the imposition for you.


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