[scribus] making 11 by 17 page layout

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Sat Feb 21 09:18:43 CET 2009

Well I think that once you select "custom", there are spin boxes to
set the size, you should be able to set to 1/10000 of an inch

As for margins, the original margins are setable in the New dialog ,
then after that I suggest you use guides, (Page->manage Guides)

Also, get your old document and send all objects to the scrap book,
then import them into your new document


> Thanks, yes there is but I couldn't seem to create that exact size and
> didn't get any guiding margins in the middle of the page.  I suspect
> I'm on the right path but somehow making one wrong choice from the
> menu somehow.
> On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 2:45 AM, Owen <rcook at pcug.org.au> wrote:
>>> Hello All!  I created a newsletter that my printer can't work with.
>>>  I
>>> created legal sized pages, 8 1/2 by 11, but want the actual sheets
>>> of
>>> paper to be 11 by 17, with two 8 1/2 by 11 pages on each side of
>>> each
>>> sheet, to be folded and stapled in the middle so it opens and reads
>>> like a, well, newsletter.  So I need to redo it on 11 by 17.  I
>>> can't
>>> figure out how to create an 11 by 17 sized page document.  I can
>>> get
>>> close to that by choosing ledger, portrait, but then the pages are
>>> not
>>> exactly 11 by 17 because you can't change what's on the right side
>>> of
>>> the decimal point.  And there's no margins in the middle to guide.
>>>  I
>>> also hope there's a way to import my pages from the first run
>>> through
>>> into this one without having to move each individual text and
>>> picture
>>> frame and then reposition them.  Thanks in advance for any
>>> suggestions!

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