[scribus] booklet printing?

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 25 15:28:59 UTC 2011

On 07/25/2011 10:20 AM, Arbee Designs wrote:
> I'm new to Scribus so not familiar with a lot of the procedures. I know
> there has been discussion about booklet printing, but I'm having problems
> following that because I'm just not familiar enough with it. I was using the
> stable version of Scribus, but on the weekend I downloaded 1.4.0 rc5 and I
> must stay what an improvement. Most of my issues are solved, so I thank you
> for that. The question I do want to ask is this:
> Can I print a booklet directly from Scribus? I have all the layout set up as
> it should be and I can export to pdf to make the booklet, but I seem to be
> having an issue trying to print directly. If so, where do I find
> instructions on how to do this correctly?
> I can print the booklet by exporting to pdf but have a problem of where the
> printer will print wider margins on the outside edges, even though the pdf
> has even margins which is annoying and I cannot seem to fix. Maybe someone
> can direct me to where I can get help with this?
> To rectify this print error, the only solution I've come up with is to use
> booklet creator which lays the pages out as they are seen. The problem with
> this is now I have a three step process to print my booklet.
> Any help would be most appreciated and I'm sorry if this has already been
> covered.
Hi Ruth,

It seems the first thing you want to familiarize yourself with is the 
idea of having a Double Sided layout in Scribus, and of a custom size 
suitable for your booklet. Here you will have right pages and left 
pages, and can get your margins as you wish for each.

It also seems you are talking about printing this yourself on a printer 
connected to your computer(?). In that case you  will need to apply some 
sort of imposition, to convert your output suitably.


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