[scribus] Building booklets
john at wexfordpress.com
Mon Jun 22 00:09:18 CEST 2009
On Sunday 21 June 2009 02:29:45 pm Nick Hasser wrote:
> Ole Madsen wrote:
> > Here is the problem, I have: I produce a small newsletter, 12
> > pages. I need the final product in two formats: A pdf file
> > where all 12 pages appear in sequence. This is for e-mailing
> > to some of our members.
Been there, done that, used PSUtils tools. Here is my well
worn "script1a" for putting together a booklet from a sequential
psbook $1.ps $1b.ps
psnup -2 -ptabloid -Pletter $1b.ps $1p.ps
psselect -o $1p.ps $1o.ps
psselect -e -r $1p.ps $1e.ps
#echo 'switch paper'
#rm $1p.ps $1e.ps $1o.ps $1b.ps
This is Linux of course. You call the script with
where foo.ps is the booklet in 8.5 x 11 format and the output is
two files foo.e.ps and fooo.ps which are the two sides of the
booklet pages. I print the odd sides, reinsert the paper in the
printer and print the even sides, all on 11 x 17 paper. Then
staple and fold.
I actually have a second routine script1b that consists of the lines
commented out by #. I run script1a once and then run the other
script for each copy needed.
It could be done in Windoze but it would be more work.
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