[scribus] Double sided layout?

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 1 19:43:30 CEST 2010

On 08/01/2010 12:35 PM, Jim Ford wrote:
> To get the 'feel' of Scribus I decided to layout the centre pages of the
> children's illustrated book my wife has produced. Scribus is nice to use
> - much nicer for the purpose than Photoshop which I was previously using.
> I chose 'double sided layout' with the page dimension of a single page.
> Scribus just showed the one page, with no option to continue onto the
> facing page. I added a page and completed the layout, but when the
> document came to be printed, two separate pages were printed, rather
> than the two together which is what I wanted.
> I've had a trawl through the docs. and net, but can't find anything that
> helps me. What should I have done, please ?

It's merely what double-sided layout means. I just means that the pages 
are placed side-by-side. It's really for considering something you might 
publish like a book, where you have right-side and left side pages. If 
you print from your local computer they will come out as individual 
pages, because that's what they are.

The business of how these get physically printed on the paper for a book 
is called imposition. If you're using some commercial printer, they 
should be able to do this imposition for you and make sure the content 
ends up where it needs to be. The Double-Sided layout just allows you to 
see these side by side, so you can get the relationships right.


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