[scribus] Building booklets
Jan de Weerd
jdweerd at ziggo.nl
Fri Jun 26 12:14:04 CEST 2009
Niklas Hulden wrote:
> Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> alessandro rimoldi wrote:
>>> ciao pierluigi,
>>>> I am a new user and I would like to know if Scribus is able to build
>>>> booklets and how. I mean, after importing and editing a long story,
>>>> can I print it in such a way that it makes a booklet where the first
>>>> and the last page appear on the same paper, then the second and the
>>>> the second last, etc.?
>>> scribus can't really do it, no (and should never able to do it, imho).
>>> what you can do, is to set the order in which the pages are exported
>>> to pdf.
>>> or you can rely on external tools to create a booklet:
>> Here is a page I've "borrowed" from our manual and placed in the wiki:
>> which shows how to do this imposition with no external tools, other
>> than Scribus and Adobe Reader.
> And since ver. 8 Adobe Reader does support booklet printing directly
> from menus, so you can leave the pagesorting to the program.
OK, Adobe reader can do that, but it adds margins around the pages. When
I have a centerpage (centerfold) with a photo that covers two pages, an
irritating blank vertical splits the photo.
When I sent the file to a professional printer the photo on the two
pages is printed perfectly (no sign of a vertical gap). According to the
printer he uses some kind of plug-in for adobe reader.
Does anyone know how to fix this at home?
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