[Novalug] Novalug Digest, Vol 39, Issue 74
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Tue Jan 26 14:00:01 EST 2010
First off, ghostscript can modify Postscript/PDF document layout. I
regularly used it to print 2,3,1,4 for double-sided, folded, glued soft
cover book output.
Secondly, if you have a document you want to re-layout, this is where
Desktop Publishing (DTP) comes into play. Scribus can take ODT
(ODF Text aka StarWriter/OpenWriter in OOo), EPS, Postscript, etc...
and import the text so you can lay it out as you see fit.
Don't try to solve layout problems with a word processor. I know that
companies are still trying to sell that non-sense over a quarter century
after the Mac came out, but DTP is what does the job better and faster.
Scribus is your tool, and it can read in a number of source formats.
----- Original Message ----
From: Roger W. Broseus <rogerb at bronord.com>
If you have the text in an OOO write document, format a page in
landscape orientation. Set margins as you want. So the "pages" appear
side-by-side, format the text in two columns and fiddle - I've not found
how to force going to col 2 without fudging by adding hard-returns to
force wrap to a second column. There are col-spacing settings one can
adjust to get spacing wished for between cols. I have also formatted
(kludged) text using a one-row two-col table with no borders on cells.
If you only have the text in PDF, you may be able to use the text select
tool to copy from PDF to OOO.
I hope this helps and that I understood your question.
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