[scribus] Double sided layout?

Jim Ford jaford at watford53.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Aug 1 20:01:53 CEST 2010

  On 8/1/2010 6:43 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> 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.
> Greg

Hmm, 'imposition'. Someone else mentioned it - it's not a term that I've 
encountered before, but I now understand what it means. Looks like I've  
just cracked open the lid of the DTP 'can of worms' and am having a tiny 
peek at what's inside!

Thanks for the reply.


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