[scribus] Brochure printing using imposition

Peter H Nancarrow peter.h.nancarrow at skogen.co.uk
Tue Nov 17 18:57:59 CET 2009

Thanks, John.

Your e-mail got buried in the pile from Scribus on all topics, but from 
your reference to PSutils I tracked down a Wiki page at


Which has given me all the information I need to do the trick out of 
Scribus.  Quite why my earlier Googling didn't throw this up I don't 
know, but in any case, thanks for the clue.


Peter Nancarrow

John Culleton wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 November 2009 12:13:47 Peter H Nancarrow 
> wrote:
>> I use Scribus on a PClinuxOS system, and need to produce a 
> brochure in
>> A5 size printed on A4.  Reference to the Help documentation in 
> my
>> installation, I find under the heading 'New In Scribus 1.3.5' the
>> following reference:
>> 'There is a new imposition tool which allows you to create 
> booklets.
>> This enables for example printing 2 pages of A5 on A4 paper.--> 
> '
>> However, I haven't been able to find the tool.  If it's there, could
>> somebody tell me where?
>> Peter Nancarrow
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> If you download PSUtils then the programs psbook and psnup
> will do the job. Here is my script for a similar task:
> ------------------
> psbook $1.ps $1b.ps
> echo 'psnup'
> psnup -2 -ptabloid -Pletter $1b.ps $1p.ps
> echo 'psselect'
> psselect -o   $1p.ps $1o.ps
> psselect -e -r  $1p.ps $1e.ps
> lpr $1o.ps
> echo 'switch paper'
> read x
> lpr $1e.ps
> rm $1p.ps $1e.ps $1o.ps $1b.ps
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