[NTG-context] 2UP broken or changed?

Mari Voipio mari.voipio at iki.fi
Wed Dec 28 12:22:10 CET 2011


On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 11:16, Mari Voipio <mari.voipio at iki.fi> wrote:
> After I got my layers (i.e. covers) organize, I ran into some
> postprocessing problems.

OK, back to work and I could dig deeper into the problem. It turns out
that inserting and filtering pages from a pdf file works fine and most
of imposition works out, too, and I even managed to create some fancy
folding booklets with 1*8 (thanks, Willi, for the lecture you gave at
CM4 on this stuff!), but my 2UP refuses to work.


This works:

\setuppapersize[A5][A4,landscape] %individual page A5 size, print size A4
\setuparranging[2SIDE]

\setuplayout
  [backspace=0pt,
    topspace=0pt,
       width=middle,
      height=middle,
    location=middle,
      header=0pt,
      footer=0pt]

\starttext

\filterpages
    [maoutput.pdf][1,3,5:22][width=0pt]

\stoptext


This works, too:

\setuppapersize[A5][A3]
\setuparranging[2DOWN]

\setuplayout
  [backspace=0pt,
    topspace=0pt,
       width=middle,
      height=middle,
    location=middle,
      header=0pt,
      footer=0pt,
      marking=on]

\starttext

\insertpages
  [maoutput.pdf][width=0pt]

\stoptext


However, if I switch to 2UP on either (2SIDE or 2DOWN), I get ten
pages of nothing. Or rather, on the latter I get 10 pages of cut marks
as marking is on.



I'm running the newest beta, from December 23. The problem is not
critical (at least not yet), although if I get the A5 -> A4 booklet to
work on ConTeXt, it'll speed up a few processes (and shorten our
printing queues...).



Thanks,

Mari


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