[scribus] Creating a booklet from PowerPoint (or OpenOffice equivalent) presentation

Murray Strome wmstrome at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 19 20:40:53 CEST 2009

Thanks, I should have read the documentation for pdftk as I see that it can do this, though I have to admit I did not figure out how to do it on my own. I have used pdftk, but up until now, I have just used the "recipes" provided by others. I have not tried it yet, but I did find this "recipe" to rotate all even pages 180 degrees:

when the librarians scan papers/books to send me, they get the
orientation wrong and all of the even pages need to be rotated 180
degrees. The following script will do this:
# script for rotating all even pages of a document

# enough arguments?
if [ $# -ne 2 ]; then
         echo 1>&2 Usage: pdf-rotate-even input.pdf output.pdf
         exit 127

# generate a temporary directory
TEMPDIR=/tmp/pdf`date +%N`
mkdir $TEMPDIR

# rotate all even pages, keep the odd ones
pdftk $1 cat 1-endodd output $TEMPDIR/odd.pdf
pdftk $1 cat 1-endevenS output $TEMPDIR/even.pdf

# split the files...
pdftk $TEMPDIR/odd.pdf burst output $TEMPDIR/pg%04d_A.pdf
pdftk $TEMPDIR/even.pdf burst output $TEMPDIR/pg%04d_B.pdf

# ... and recombine them, "_A" and "_B" suffixes leading to the correct order
pdftk $TEMPDIR/pg*.pdf cat output $2

# cleanup
rm -r $TEMPDIR
at: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=927940

---Original Message
On Sunday, July 19, 2009 6:42 AM, "Renato Petrovic" <renato.petrovic at gmail.com> wrote:


                I am not sure that I understand You, but:

You can rotate even pages and You will get what You want!
2009/7/19 Murray Strome <wmstrome at yahoo.com>

> If I just use the simple approach, looking at the booklet with the long
> side vertical it will look like:
>                  even page                             odd page
>                 -----> top                               top <------------
> I want it to look like:
>                top<-----------------                     top<--------------
> I know I could do this with a lot of work in Scribus, but does anyone know
> an easier way?
> Thanks.
> Murray

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