[Scribus] Booklet print SOLVED

Wolfgang Dobler Wolfgang.Dobler
Thu Feb 23 09:55:29 CET 2006

Sorry for entering a discussion long after it is over (I am just reading
up on 2 weeks worth of mailing lists).

I have a script for the psutils stuff, which I use it for printing all
sorts of documents as booklets (on duplex-capable printers) to save paper.
  Not rocket science, but it does a nice job, including
- using the document bounding box for geometry calculations or even
- determining the bounding box `experimentally', using ghostscript
- works well with A4 and letter paper 
- inserts a duplex cookie into the postscript
- can tumble the even pages even on stubborn printers.


  ps2book -Pdisplay -F0.87 <file.ps>

will produce a booklet, scaling the true bounding box (of the first few
pages) to <= 87% of the available space in width and height, and show you
the result in gv.

The script can be found at


I have used it for years, and it is well documented.

If somebody tells me that this would be interesting for the
Scribus+booklet wiki, I can insert a pointer there.

W o l f g a n g

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