[scribus] Page order on PDF export

Peter Palmreuther pitpalme+scribus at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 22:48:34 CEST 2010

On 08/25/2010 03:04 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for this clarification. In fact the "really printing" person is not  a
commercial printer. It's just somebody with a good printer and a big copier
:-) So relying on this person to do the imposition correctly was a little to
risky for me :-)
Best regards,


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