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Re: [BKARTS] Large Book Imposition
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- Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Large Book Imposition
- From: "David S. Rose" <lists@ROSEGREMSE.COM>
- Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 16:37:09 -0500
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What the heck. I had a couple of minutes (since I'm sick in bed
with a cold) so I took at stab at working up the spreadsheet for you.
You (and anyone else who would like) can download it from:
Note that this version is a static table for your particular
need. It would be relatively straightforward, however, to come up with a
"generator" program as Kathy suggested that could be used to impose any
arbitrary number of pages into any arbitrary number of signatures. But
that would be quite a bit more work, and that exercise is thus left to
the reader [grin].
Good luck, and I hope this is what you're looking for.
-David S. Rose
Five Roses Press
New York, NY
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[mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU] On Behalf Of Katie Harper
Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2002 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Large Book Imposition
I apologize for confusion, and will try to clarify. These books are
be reproduced using a photocopier, and the sheets will be copied two up
11x17 paper, folded to 8.5x11. Four of these copied sheets will be bound
into signatures, 30 signatures per book. My task is to set up the pages
printer spreads so that when they are photocopied, folded and bound,
fall into the right order. It is not a digital project, just
The reason I was thinking of Pagemaker was simply to come up with a
paginated dummy that would tell me quickly how to lay out the printer
spreads. I was trying to avoid having to make a full sized dummy just to
where the pages will fall. On reflection, I can see that by the time I
up with such a "quick" solution, I could probably more easily have a
dummy ready to go. It's a labor intensive process, and I doubt if there
any way to avoid it. Thanks.
Ars Brevis Press
> From: "David S. Rose" <lists@ROSEGREMSE.COM>
> Reply-To: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com"
> Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 13:07:51 -0500
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> Subject: Re: Large Book Imposition
> There are quite a few books and resources about imposition
> schemes. Do you have an idea of exactly how many pages you will print
> each sheet, or are you still trying to figure that out? Take a look at
> this site:
> and check out some of the charts they have, which may be of help.
> Otherwise, give us as much information as you have on the details
> of parent sheet, trim size, etc.) and let's see if we can work it out.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU] On Behalf Of Katie Harper
> Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2002 12:33 PM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> Subject: [BKARTS] Large Book Imposition
> I have to plan a large book that will be photocopied onto signatures,
> sheets of 11x17 paper copied on both sides. The entire book will be
> 480 pages. I'm trying to figure out a way plan the printer spreads
> building an actual dummy of 480 pages. I was hoping that Pagemaker's
> Booklet" command would help, but apparently it's designed for single
> signature or perfect bound books only.
> If you have any advice or suggestions, please email me offlist.
> Katie Harper
> Ars Brevis Press
> Cincinnati, OH
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