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Title: Help Creating a Multipage Imposition
Post by: JohnnyG on April 30, 2014, 05:35:57 pm
Hello all. I am new to Scribus but not to desktop publishing. I do several multipage small magazines and am looking for help in doing the imposition for the printer in pdf format.  I have installed pdf split and merge and can split the many pages into invidual pdfs.  However, when I go back into Scribus to arrange the sheets in proper order to print, the Master Page elements are blurry. Is there a good way to use Master Page elements and create a good imposition for the printer? I do kind of miss the "print booklet" function of InDesign. . .
Title: Re: Help Creating a Multipage Imposition
Post by: Nermander on April 30, 2014, 08:04:22 pm
If you use Scribus for imposition you need to be sure to check the "embed PDF in PDF (experimental)" checkbox in the PDF export dialog.

But I would first look into other options. As for booklet imposition I have had good success with a small program called Bookbinder (it's preview function is bad, but the result looks ok).

Have a look in the wiki
http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/PDF,_PostScript_and_Imposition_tools
Title: Re: Help Creating a Multipage Imposition
Post by: utnik on April 30, 2014, 09:14:33 pm
hi johnny

when your work goes to a professional printshop, the imposition should be their job…
if you really have to do it, try jpdftweak (http://jpdftweak.sourceforge.net/)…

utnik
Title: Re: Help Creating a Multipage Imposition
Post by: JohnnyG on May 01, 2014, 02:16:00 am
Thanks for the suggestions.  I will look into both programs. Appreciate the help.
Title: Re: Help Creating a Multipage Imposition
Post by: JohnnyG on May 01, 2014, 02:54:56 am
Bookbinder works and it cleared up the Master Page images as well. Many thanks!