[scribus] Double sided layout?

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sun Aug 1 20:41:54 CEST 2010

On Sunday 01 August 2010 12:35:51 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 ?
> Jim
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Facing pages deals with mirrored margins etc. Normally you don't edit more 
than one page at a time. You set up one page and then go on to the next.  By 
default the first page is a right hand page. You can change this.

 If you want to edit two pages viewed side by side on a single piece of paper 
then you set up the document to be  twice page width and then divide it in 
two with a guide. 

Other software may act differently. But that is how Scribus works. 
John Culleton
Wexford Press
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
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