[scribus] Building booklets

Ole Madsen philimorept at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 21 23:35:41 CEST 2009

--- On Sun, 6/21/09, Nick Hasser <nick.hasser at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Nick Hasser <nick.hasser at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [scribus] Building booklets
> To: "Scribus User Mailing List" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> Date: Sunday, June 21, 2009, 11:29 AM
> Ole Madsen wrote:
> > Here is the problem, I have:  I produce a small
> newsletter, 12 pages.  I need the final product in two
> formats:  A pdf file where all 12 pages appear in
> sequence.  This is for e-mailing to some of our
> members.
> > 
> > Other members want a paper copy, and for this I
> prepare a file for the commercial printer.  Pages 12
> and 1 one sheet, pages 2 and 11 on another sheet and so
> forth.
> > 
> > With Scribus I could do this by some cutting
> and pasting, but with 1.3.5svn the cutting and pasting
> process is not working properly.  (The style selctions
> are left behind). 
> > 
> > Is there an easier way of doing this?  Help and
> suggestions much appreciated, I am quite new at desktop
> publishing.
> I do this every month for a newsletter I publish. After
> preparing the
> document in Scribus, I export to PDF for those that wish to
> have a
> digital copy. Then I use Multivalent [1] to do the
> imposition. Here is
> an example of my one-line imposition command for my 8 page
> newsletter:
> java -cp ../Multivalent20060102.jar tool.pdf.Impose
> -verbose -dim 2x1
> -page 8,1,2,7,6,3,4,5 -paper 17x11in Newsletter.pdf
> I'm working with US paper sizes...change as appropriate.
> Nick
> [1]: http://multivalent.sourceforge.net/

Interesting. Thank you.  

Am I right in assuming that the 8 pages in your newsletter are all in one file, like Page1-8.sla?  (As opposed to 8 separate files, Pg1.sla, Pg2.sla and so on.)

If so, is there a way of combining several separate .sla files into one?



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