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

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 20 02:01:56 CEST 2009

Murray Strome wrote:
> This is a bit off the topic, but wanted to know if anyone on the list would know an easy way to do this:
> I have a .PPT presentation, which is like most such presentations, in Landscape form, and being in North America, best printed single-sided on US Letter paper.  To conserve paper (and weight), I would like to print it in a booklet form (i.e. 4 pages per sheet).  I can do this easily by converting the document to .PDF, then using pdftops, psbook, psnup, ps2pdf  (http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/How_to_make_a_booklet method 1) except that I would prefer to have all the even pages "upside down".  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?
In Scribus, I would think you could select everything on the page, then 
do a horizontal flip, then a vertical flip. The equivalent of a 180° 
rotation, but less fiddly.


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