[scribus] [Fwd: Using Scribus for book-signature layout]
tech at atlantictechsolutions.com
Tue Oct 11 05:11:17 UTC 2011
Dear Sir or Madam,
In looking for page-layout software within the price range of my
non-existent budget, I found and downloaded Scribus and GhostWriter.
I have already laid out a book using Publish 2007, all seventy-two pages on
nineteen double-sided folios. A copy of the master has been cut and is
ready to bind.
However, I would like to do the lay-out in in three-sheet signatures of
twelve pages, since glueing may prove better with folds than with single
The page number lay-out for the first signature should be:
Sheet 1 of Signature 1, recto, left to right: Page 12 & Page 01
Sheet 1 of Signature 1, verso, left to right: Page 02 & Page 11
Sheet 2 of Signature 1, recto, left to right: Page 10 & Page 03
Sheet 2 of Signature 1, verso, left to right: Page 04 & Page 09
Sheet 3 of Signature 1, recto, left to right: Page 08 & Page 05
Sheet 3 of Signature 1, verso, left to right, Page 06 & Page 07
Page 01 is blank.
Page 02 is blank.
Page 03 is the Title Page (not marked with page number).
Page 04 is the copyright page (not marked with page number.
Page 05 is the Dedication Page (no page number or title banner).
Page 06 is the blank reverse of the Dedication Page.
Page 07 is the Acknowledgments Page (no page number or title banner).
Page 08 is the blank reverse of the Acknowledgments Page.
Page 09 is the Table of Contents (page ix in the bottom right-hand corner,
Page 10 is the blank reverse of the Table of Contents.
Page 11 is page 1 of the text body (header banner has the title on the
outside and the page number on the inside.
Page 12 is the blank reverse of the Introduction.
Page 13 would be on the right end of the recto of Sheet 4, Signature 2
The book is 5.25 inches wide with half-inch margins all the way around
except for the gutter, which is three-quarters of an inch wide. It is 8.5
inches high and about three-eighths of an inch thick. The dimensions were
determined by my itsy-bitsy budget and the need to use letter-sized
photographic paper for the cover.
Can Scribus be used to accomplish this?
Christine Wolfe, author
the,ubiquitous.wolfe at gmail.com
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