[scribus] Imposition

Tom Lechner lechner at aceweb.com
Tue Oct 5 05:47:49 CEST 2010

I've been working on implementing signature based impositions in my 
program Laidout. Its signature editor is in the spirit of Celso 
Junior's Easypose graphical editor, in that you fold right on screen. 
No fore-edge printing yet, though!

I hope to have version .091 out in a few weeks, and it should be able 
to import, reimpose, and export Scribus files without major 
difficulties (unlike the current version). This can be done 
graphically, or from the command line if desired, thus it can be used 
from a script within Scribus. Whether it will actually do this without 
major difficulties, I don't know. That'll require lots of testing by 
people who are not me.

As an avid do-it-yourselfer, being able to do complicated (or even 
simple) impositioning at home is essential. Many people want to make 
little booklets, or mockups of actual books before sending off to a 
more heavy duty printer.

You can see a preview of the signature editor here:

Tom Lechner

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