[scribus] Page order on PDF export

Peter Nermander peter at nermander.se
Thu Aug 26 07:27:25 CEST 2010

> So all I wanted to have was a (mostly) "final" PDF. Especially as I wanted all
> the color profile things and embedded fonts PDF/X offers.

PDF/X is not of much use if the "printer" is just someone printing on
a regular printer. You would be a lot better off with just a PDF 1.4
or 1.5 (depending on your needs) "for screen/web". You can embed fonts
in any PDF version (as far as I know), and regular office printers
expect RGB images (which you get with "for screen/web". An I'm not
sure how many PDF readers really can handle PDF/X and color profiles

Also I would suggest using Multivalent to make the imposition. Then
the printer will just have to "print double sided".

I have BAT files to save some typing. For example for 32 pages on A3 sheets.
@echo off
set javarun="c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\java.exe"
set multivalent="c:\Documents and

%javarun% -cp %multivalent% tool.pdf.Impose  -dim 2x1 -layout
-paper "420x297 mm" -verbose %*

Paths will have to be adjusted for your environment (and if you're on
linux you will of course have to use a shell script instead, but the
content wont differ much).


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