[scribus] booklet printing?
john at wexfordpress.com
Tue Jul 26 16:09:39 UTC 2011
On Tuesday, July 26, 2011 11:15:03 am Peter Nermander
> > John.... what you describe to me in your post seems
way above my head.
> > I'm not familiar with scripts and how I go about doing
that without step
> > by step instructions.
The script -is- a set of step by step instructions for the
computer. My script1a script is run from a command line
(where foo.ps is the file to be converted.)
The comment lines at the end can be uncommented or better
placed in another script for repeated use.
> IMO John should stop trying to get people to use the
psutils way. It's
> harder for people to try to export from Scribus to
postscript than to
> have them download Quantum Elephants Bookbinder program.
Export->save as pdf followed by
on a command line.
You can also export a Scribus doc as an EPS file directly.
EPS is just PS with a bounding box.
I suppose I am spoiled by having most of the tools I need
automatically included with my Linux distro. But the same
tools are available to users of other operating systems. I
consider Ghostscript (which includes the pdf2ps script)
and PSUtils as things that either come with my distro or
that should be downloaded early on. Indeed a proper
Scribus install should be preceded by a Ghostscript
install in any case. It's in the manual.
Your Java program Quantumwhatever will additionally break
the file down as signatures. Psbook will do the same; The
default for psbook is one big signature which is suitable
for home printing.
Either method will work. I have been working with
computers since 1968 so the command line holds no fears
for me. If you can type on a keyboard you can use the
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
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