[NTG-context] \setuparranging values for perfect bound A5 on A3?

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Sun Oct 9 10:35:00 CEST 2022


Am 09.10.22 um 02:29 schrieb Bruce Horrocks via ntg-context:
> I have a book to be perfect bound[1] and I'm trying to work out what imposition to use.
> 
> The printer would like 4 A5 pages laid out on A3 e.g.
> 
> +---+---+
> |   |   |
> | a | b |
> |   |   |
> +---+---+
> |   |   |
> | c | d |
> |   |   |
> +---+---+
> 
> so that he can cut the paper and simply stack a, b, c, & d on top of each other and then put them in the binding machine[2].
> 
> If the book is 40 pages long, say, then stack 'a' has page 1 on the top, page 2 on the reverse, then the next sheet has page 3 and 4, and so on down to the last sheet which has page 9 on the front and page 10 on the back. Stack 'b' would have page 11 on the front, 12 on the back and so on, so that each stack has a quarter of the book.
> 
> Is this something LMTX can do and if so what combination of \setuplayout and \setuppaper do I need to use? If they can be printed in reverse order then great but I assume the printer can do that fairly easily. If not, is there a recommended external program that can do it?
> 
> I've tried \setuplayout[4*2] and XY with 2x2 but neither output is what I need.

You meant \setuparranging, didn’t you?

https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Imposition
has an example on how to create your own scheme.

Good luck!
Hraban




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