[scribus] making 11 by 17 page layout

Wesley Allen wezlo at crosspointings.org
Sat Feb 21 13:33:57 CET 2009

On Feb 21, 2009, at 3:01 AM, Alison Saylor wrote:

> 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.

Hi Alison, it's call "tabloid."

I think you meant "letter," rather than "legal" pages (Legal are 8 1/2  
x 14).  Printers should be able to take a spread of letter-sized pages  
and impose them to print on tabloid paper.  At least, every printer  
I've worked with can do this.

What operating system are you running?  You can probably impose this  
yourself without much fuss.  I've got a couple of scripts I might be  
able to dig-up for impose+ on linux that'll do the job.

> 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!
>> I dont have Scribus with me, but under File->New, is there not an
>> option to make a custom size? (at the bottom of the list A0, A2 etc
>> Owen
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