[Novalug] Novalug Digest, Vol 39, Issue 74
jbholland at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 15:58:45 EST 2010
If he can save them as EPS by printing with a postscript printer driver he
could import the EPS into facing rectangles on a landscape page using OOO or
Scribus or various other things. May not have on screen preview but the
CUPS Ghostscript will render it.
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Bryan J. Smith <b.j.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
> 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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