[scribus] the continuing saga of transferring from 8 1/2 by, 11 to 17 by 11

Alison Saylor alison.saylor at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 08:08:47 CET 2009

Thank you, I really appreciate your help.  I wasn't printing it
myself, there will be over 300 copies.  The problem was that I
didn't/don't have Adobe Reader.  Priced it and our organisation can
not afford it.  The printer did finally figure out how to do it so I'm
all set for this issue.  Apparently the manual is now available and
being delivered so hopefully I can used that to figure out how to put
margins in the center of the 17 by 11 sheets then I'll be happy as a
clam!  Thanks for offering assistance!

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 9:27 AM, Phil Mendelsohn <phil at rephil.org> wrote:
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 17:56:51 -0500
>> From: Alison Saylor <alison.saylor at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [scribus] the continuing saga of transferring from 8 1/2 by
>>        11 to   17 by 11
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>> Hey All!  Thank you so much for all the responses to my last inquiry.
>> Helped me realise that I'll need a new printer for the next round.
>> Meanwhile, for this one, trying to take my pages from the 8 1/2 by 11
>> to the 11 by 17.  Moving the text boxes one at a time was going to be
>> too time consuming and they changed dimensions when I copied them onto
>> the new document.  I can't see futsing with each one again, esp. since
>> I have a repetitive motion injury at this point from all the work.
>> Tried doing 'control A' and moved all the pages at once.  Of course
>> then they didn't line up with the new pages and the text boxes changed
>> shape.  Even some of the text formatting changed.  ARGH!!!  Any ideas?
>>  Also, is there a way to get the page margin markers to show up in the
>> middle of the 17 by 11 page?  Thank you!
> Alison,
> I caught only a bit of your thread as it went by, and presumed that you were
> getting it all straightened out.  I think you're making things way too hard.
> I print a 20 page newsletter every month, laid out as 8.5" x 11", on tabloid
> 17" x 11" paper, so it can be folded and saddle stitched as a booklet.
> All you need to do is generate a .pdf file and Adobe 8.0 or later will
> automatically handle this for you or your printer.  In the Print dialog, set
> the 'Page Scaling' to "Booklet", then set the paper size to "Tabloid".
> All you need then is a printer that can deal with 11" x 17" paper.  I used
> to use a commercial printer, but now use a Laser Jet 4MV (only run about 100
> copies.)  The only thing I needed to do was buy a long throat stapler.
> I used to do layout, then copy and paste to make a tabloid version, but once
> I found this out, I saved myself hours of work each issue.  (Though it's
> still nice to know how to do a booklet imposition manually - I can figure
> out page no's & order really fast for any size booklet, now that I never
> need to figure that out!)
> I hope this helps.
> Phil Mendelsohn
> LANTERN Editor,
> Winnipeg Model RR Club
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