[scribus] Facing pages format?

Barry McKenna bmcken at pobox.com
Thu Jul 21 16:18:11 UTC 2011


I can only presume that what you mean by 'it' is the double page 
selected from the New Document dialog.

If that is the 'it' you are referring to, when I select Double Sided 
from New Document on my system with v1.3.9, the first page is 
positioned with a large empty space spread to the left, and when I 
add the second page, it appears in the large empty space to the left 
but moved down more than the height of the page, so that the second 
page's top right corner is pointing at the first pages bottom left 
corner. I'm not sure that this is what is supposed to happen or if it 
is a bug or what, but regardless what features or process I need to 
select, it would be a big help to me if I could actually have left 
and right facing pages, or two pages that appear side to side, as in 
Adobe Reader 'View > Page Display > Two-up.'

I have no need to print from these pages, as I have imagined that 
once the pages were complete, or at least except for final editing 
perhaps, then I would use the Sections page in the Document Setup 
dialog to set their page numbers.

My need is to have the side to side access of the graph on the right 
as I right about its significance on the left.

On 7/21/2011 3:06 AM, a.l.e wrote:
> hi
>>> I note that one of the formats offered in the New Document dialog
>>> is Double Sided.
>>> A substantial portion of the book I am preparing and designing will
>>> utilize Facing Pages: A graph or series of graphs on the right page
>>> with explanatory text on the left page.
>>> Is this a reasonable option or feature for Scribus, or should I
>>> approach this in some other manner?
>> All this feature does is to allow margins to be set as "inside" and
>> "outside" as opposed to "left" and "right" of page, along with the
>> opportunity to allow graphic elements to span across the double page.
> well, it also show the pages as facing pages in scribus itself...
> but, as louis says, it won't impose your pages.
> but you definitively want to choose it if you plan to print your document as a book (or booklet).
> ciao
> a.l.e
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