[scribus] Page order on PDF export

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 25 15:04:55 CEST 2010

On 08/25/2010 02:14 AM, Peter Palmreuther wrote:
> On 08/24/2010 11:13pm, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> On 08/24/2010 04:49 PM, Peter Palmreuther wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> In "Save as PDF" dialog I configure "Export Range" to "Choose Pages: 20, 1, 2,
>>> 19, ...".
>>> But no matter what PDF Compatibility level I choose, pages are exported "in
>>> order", i.e. "1, 2, 3, ..., 20". My final target is PDF/X-3, but it doesn't
>>> work with 1.3-1.5 either.
>>> [...]
>> The way to make this work for you is to do this "poor man's imposition" in
>> Adobe Reader -- I know it works because I've done it.
> Thanks. But unfortunately I'm not the person "really printing", so I can't
> make use of Adobe Readers capabilities.
>> Otherwise there are some imposition solutions on the wiki.
>> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/How_to_make_impositions_with_pstops
>> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/How_to_make_pdf_impositions_with_pdfpages_and_pdfjam
> Thanks for pointing this out. Hadn't found the pages about pdfjam. This
> helped! pstops messed things up; As I've written it created virtually useless
> (PDF) results.

We also like to point out that if the "really printing" person is a 
commercial printer, they should be able to handle the imposition for 
you, and in fact may be more comfortable with that so they don't have to 
worry about mistakes you may have made doing it yourself.


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