[scribus] Building booklets
john at wexfordpress.com
Fri Jun 26 15:08:07 CEST 2009
On Friday 26 June 2009 06:14:04 am Jan de Weerd wrote:
> Niklas Hulden wrote:
> > Gregory Pittman wrote:
> >> alessandro rimoldi wrote:
> >>> ciao pierluigi,
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>> 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:
> >>> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Imposition_tools
> >>> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/How_to_make_a_booklet
> >> Here is a page I've "borrowed" from our manual and placed in
> >> the wiki:
> >> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Making_a_booklet_with_Scribu
> >> which shows how to do this imposition with no external tools,
> >> other than Scribus and Adobe Reader.
> >> Greg
> > And since ver. 8 Adobe Reader does support booklet printing
> > directly from menus, so you can leave the pagesorting to the
> > program.
> > regards
> > Niklas
> 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
> Does anyone know how to fix this at home?
I think I have previously described the booklet making process
before using the PSUtils suite, starting with a postscript file and
and ending up with two postscript files, one for the front sides of
each sheet of paper and one for the back. I impose 8.5 x 11 sheets
on 11 x 17 paper. Here is my routine:
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
For a windows bat file you have to replace each $1 with the actual
prefix of your original file (file name without the .ps at the
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