Why? This conversation will quickly devolve into a discussion of pdf imposition program alternatives. - Search the forums for impositionhi. anyone know of a Signature plug in for Indesign? ... I'm looking to be able to make multi pg 8pg 5.5x8.5 sigs., ...script maybe.
I'm setting pages up for a digital press, anywhere from 8-80pg booklets. I don't need to stay in Indd. but have seen a plugin about 10 yrs ago that seemed to work fine. Can't find anything so far. If I could do something in acrobat with a plugin, that would be fine. I use Pitstop, I don't know if there's an addition to that or acrobat. I could make a ton of templates in Indd. but thats a hassle if corx come up, and different sizes. 5.5x8.5 (8pg sigs) or 5x8. So I'm looking for anything that would get me there. There is software on the Digital press but its sequencial and can do forms. Not sure how I would be able to use facing pgs. I'm open to any ideas tho. I appreciate the responses.
Charles, Quite Imposing has always been my first choice. However, for some it is a high price for simple imposition on a tight budget. Yet I could list all of the extra features and things that can be done with it that would make it a bargain. Especially when dealing with files from business customers who don't know what they are doing. The ability to quickly turn reader spreads into proper imposition. Scaling (especially anamorphic) and shuffling options that can make cutting sequential pieces on a Duplo a breeze.Thank you for the nice comments Doc (we appreciate them). Quite Imposing can easily do Simple and very complex layout. Check out our site and try the Demo if you like.
Smartstream is useful for VDP particularly as it writes native JLT files for the HP Indigo, but I wouldn't use it for anything else.i haven't used the InDesign plug-in Smartstream in years, but I do remember it being a useful tool. It could even do dutch-cut, i think.