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Old 02-12-2004, 11:26 PM   #1
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Software to create booklets for GNU/Linux?

I am a relative newcomer to the Gnu/Linux scene, so I am not familiar with much of the existing software available. A member of my family is like to design craft patterns, and she is interested in creating booklets she can distribute and/or sell with her patterns.

Her PC is running Windows 98, and she had a difficult time finding software that could create the kind of booklets she wanted to make. She had difficulty with most word processing software because the booklets are formed by folding normal 8.5x11" sheets in half and stapling the pages in the fold. Ideally, she wanted to find a program where she could edit how the pages looked and set the order, and then the software would take care of the proper placement of pages on the physical sheets, which requires double sided printing. Eventually, she found that she could accomplish this with a program called Microsoft Publisher.

Recently, I have gotten her interested in Gnu/Linux (she is getting really annoyed with her periodic "blue screens of death", and I told her that Gnu/Linux did not have that particular problem. However, I am not sure what kind of software she could use to create her booklets. I have tried googling, but variations on "create a booklet" doesn't turn up many useful results. Does anyone have any experience in this regard?

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Old 02-13-2004, 01:14 AM   #2
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Hi , you could try Scribus .
Old 10-28-2004, 04:00 AM   #3
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how to print booklet

I use this method:

I print from openoffice or etc. to postscipt file, for example
this makes with pages ordered as booklet
psnup -2
This makes with two pages on one
Then I print all odd pages from, i get them turn on short edge back to printer and print all even pages... then you can bend it to A5 booklet or cut it...

This makes A5 size booklet from A4 printer.

Last edited by siro; 10-28-2004 at 04:08 AM.


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