[scribus] Cut and Stack imposition

David Burleigh david.burleigh at saphar.net
Sun Sep 23 08:54:30 UTC 2018

On Sun, 2018-09-23 at 08:50 +0200, Peter Nermander wrote:
> I would like to produce a small, portrait-oriented book using a
> 4-page-per-US-letter-sheet Cut and Stack imposition. I have a Macbook
> Pro with OSX 10.13.6 and an HP P2055dn automatic duplexing laser
> printer.
> I am totally new to desktop publishing. Please let me know the
> best/cheapest way to do that.
> The Scribus wiki has a page on different tools that can be used for
> impositioning.
> https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/PDF,_PostScript_and_Imposition_tools
> For Cut and Stack it is really mostly the shuffling of pages that is the
> hard part, the rest is more or less just N-up printing.
> I think that likely the most powerful tool in this case is jpdfTweak, but
> figuring out the config string for the shuffling may not be an easy task.
> But make a testing PDF of a suitable number of pages with just huge page
> numbers on them and use some trial and error to make it work.
> Do you mean 4 pages per sheet or 4 pages per side? Because I think if you
> mean 4 pages per sheet (i.e. 2 pages per side), it will just be a booklet
> impositioning?
> /Peter
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This handy little tool does "cut & stack" imposition:

It is a Windows program, but runs fine under Wine. I use it for booklets, 2-up, and cut & stack impositions. 
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