[Scribus] 3-fold page

Tino Schwarze scribus.lists
Tue Feb 7 21:00:28 CET 2006

On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 07:36:39PM +0000, Calum Polwart wrote:

> > How is the 3-fold page suppose to work? I create a new document and all
> > it does is produce a new page, with margin lines or 3 even sized pages.
> > What am I doing wrong.

> It controls how 'pages' are layed out when you add extra pages.
> So if you want a standard 3 fold, A4 leaflet you would choose:
> 3 Fold
> Page Size ? 99mm x 21mm (1/3rd A4)
> And insert 6 pages.
> This will give you the layout BUT note when you export it to PDF you'll
> get 6 seperate pages - you need to then use some manipulation software
> to impose the 3 pages (multivalent or look on the scribus site for info
> about booklet printing its the same concept)

Because rearranging PDFs is annoying, I usually start the layout for my
3-page leaflets on A4 landscape (plus cut margins). It's actually easier
and less error-prone (and I don't get any benefit from telling scribus
that it's actually 3 pages). Apart from that you need to take into
account that one of the pages needs to be a bit narrower for winded
folds (German Wickelfalz).

Bye, Tino.

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