[scribus] 'Tête-Bèche', 'Upside-down' or 'reversible' book pages

Eric Hanuise eric.hanuise at flatlinedgames.com
Mon May 11 08:53:23 UTC 2015

On 11/05/15 10:39, a.l.e wrote:
> bonjour eric,
>> A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 B5 B4 B3 B2 B1 with all the B pages rotated 180°
>> So you can open it to doc A on one side, and to doc B on the other.
>> How do I set up Scribus to handle that kind of booklet ?
> i would not do it in scribus but...

Well, being a linux-only shop, there aren't tons of print quality DTP 
tools available ;-)

>> Should I rather issue two 'normal' PDF's and give the printer 
>> specific instructions for imposition ?
> probably, the best choice, if you can talk to your printer...
> ... otherwise, i would export a normal pdf from scribus and then use 
> one of the pdf manipulation tools for rotating and shuffling around 
> the pages.
> but you will have to make sure that the tool correctly keeps the 
> embedded fonts and color profiles / color spaces.
Which is the reason i'm weary of such tools (plus most are command line, 
which is quite not user friendly)

Eric Hanuise - Flatlined Games

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