[scribus] how to export two A4 pages for printing A5 folder?

JLuc jluc at no-log.org
Sun Jun 20 20:22:54 CEST 2010

Le 16/06/2010 09:51, Frank Busse a écrit :
> @a.l.e: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 12:01:10 +0200
>> you have to use an imposition software for it:
>> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Category:HOWTO#Imposition
> after some testing of the "Multiplatform" suggestions:
> - Multivalent req'es outdated Java 1.4 to be installed. Trying to run with a current JRE is running into "java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: tool.pdf.Impose" error.
> - PoDoFo (on-line) appears to be unaccessible
> - PDFSaM is a well-done collection of PDF-tools, but lacks imposition features (in particular like n-up printing)
> - jPDF Tweak is a bit tricky to use, but appears to be most functional (and, by now, stable). Did not find a settings export or batch function though.
> Creating an imposition for an A5 folder (including 2-up printing and bleeds) with Scribus and jPDF Tweak req'es...
> (1) in Scribus
>    - setting Units to "Pt" (because jPDF Tweak will need the correct numbers)
>    - selecting "double page" document layout
>    - setting "blend" for outer, top and bottom (NOT left) margin
>    - export to PDF
> (2) in jPDF Tweak
>    - in "Page Size" set "Scale Pages", "Portrait" and Width/Hight manually
>    - in "Shuffle/N-up" set "Shuffle", "A4 Portrait" and "Booklet Portrait"
>    - RUN ;-)
> Maybe this helps one or the other - or for creating a Scribus script.

along with "how to get shrinked pdfs"
this is the most frequently asked question.

I updated the wiki with your solution and experience.


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