[scribus] Printing as Spread
avox at arcor.de
Mon Jul 25 11:28:44 UTC 2011
Louis Desjardins <louis.desjardins at ...> writes:
> 2011/7/22 Andreas Vox <avox at ...>
> > My estimate is it would take me 1-2 days to implement this for PDF export
> > (no
> > imposition but just a simple yes/no option resp. the signature size for
> > booklets)
> Many thanks for this estimate.
> Just so I get it completely, what does "resp." mean?
For n-folds it's just yes/no, for longer twosided documents you could have
yes, no, or a multiple of 4 for booklet printing (ie. 4-1-2-3 page reordering).
The "yes" options for normal documents would output spreads like _-1 2-3 4-5
> Do you mean that 3 or more pages could be printed side by side as we expect
> in 3-fold and 4-fold?
> Does that mean that in your view the "spread" option has to be done after
> the PDF embedding is finished? Or can they be done separately and combined
No, the current code for PDF embedding provides all we need for imposition.
The actual code would probably not depend on the PDF embedding code but would
be similar to it.
> > Implementing the same for Postscript would take longer.
> At first glance, I believe that taking care of the PDF is already something
> and we can leave the Postscript file aside.
Yes, I also would give PS output a low priority.
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