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  1. Thanks, inspiredmac Actually I'm trying to learn how to do imposition myself. Not everything, just be able to apply it to small pamphlets/booklets that I make for myself. It's something new to learn, and more complicated than I thought 😕 . James
  2. PaulEC and Callum, thank you for your replies. I will take you to heart and see what more I can do without grinding my brain with learning imposition. I am trying to learn too many new things at the same time. Callum, my booklets would be just like the instruction manuals that come with most small pieces of hardware. How-to, listings, definitions, all kinds of text bits. James
  3. Hello, I want to make small reference booklets, for instance lists of passwords and like that. I want these booklets to be 1/4 of a letter size document, that is, 4.25" x 5.5". Sometimes twice that, half of a letter size. I had the impression I have to have imposition software, such as my 'Montax Imposition', but I'm finding it very difficult to learn (newbie). I'm wondering if the imposition software is even necessary. Any opinions? Thank you very much for reading this. James
  4. Dan and Petar, thank you both very much. Sometimes even the way something is worded, can be helpful and informative, and I can use anything! I learned from these articles. I don't have Acrobat but I do have the two imposition softwares I mentioned, Montax and Bookmaker. These should have me ready to go and I need to find out many small details, such as your references discuss. I'm working on it on my own because of a personal interest that started with bookbinding. I didn't expect it to expand so much and so fast :-). Again, thank you. James
  5. Hi there, people. I would sure like some advice here. Even though this is rather off topic in an Affinity group. I haven't been able to learn how to do impositions on my own, it seems to be too advanced a topic for me. I have access to both Devalipi Bookmaker and to Montax Imposer. I can't get started with either one because I'm too ignorant :-\ I'm stalled totally. What I want to do is impose pages on letter size paper, so as to make both 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. booklets. The imposed pages will be cut as necessary from the letter sized printouts. This is all I will be doing. I'm unsure if I'm even wording this correctly. I find very little info online on how to do this, and it comes too thick and fast for me to follow along. I need to add that I'm deaf so that multimedia is usually useless. Where it's captioned, it's difficult to watch the video and see and absorb the captioning at the same time. Is this question answered in specialized printing classes? I'll take this somewhere else if you say I should! Thanks for reading it anyway. James.desperate
  6. I'm getting away from the topic a little, sorry. This started with a problem handling text, now I'm asking if people have heard of or used Montax Imposer? I have been mostly successful getting a good pdf from Affinity Publisher, now I need to do the imposition and Montax Imposer is what i have to work with. It can't be advertised by name here I guess. Is it hard to use :-/? Typical noob question. Thank you all who have responded so far. James
  7. Hi people, Where does the document paper size come from, when one is setting up a new document? I have an image to help make sense out of my question. I'm trying to set up a pair of 5x7 or A5 images, on a sheet of letter ANSI A paper. This is a very long document that I want to print on both left and right text boxes on both sides of the paper. It's pretty much like a newspaper layout except for the sizes. Would it be better to use the "book" setting? I have attached a screencap of what I see after setting up the document in "new". I don't understand where the dimensions under "custom" came from. They are larger than expected, sometimes much larger. Any suggestions and clarification welcome! James
  8. Howdy Walt, Right now I'm working on it myself. Maybe I have a discrepancy between text and printing setups. Not sure what that means myself :-/ and I'd like to try and clarify my understanding. Hold on a bit and I'll come back soon if and as necessary. James
  9. Hi, Why should my imported text have its own text box size, different from the margins set in Affinity? The corners of the text boxes are marked with gray "x"s and the text is not selectable. The text layer is not marked "locked". Thank you, James
  10. Hey guys, Thank you for the suggestions. I don't know if I want to do this enough to buy imposition software. I think I'll play around with the options in Publisher for a while longer. The other suggestions mentioned here are something i will keep around and try pretty soon. This is a bit of a hobby for me. MS Word can come pretty close to what I would like to do, as my friend showed me, I think I can do as well with Publisher, maybe. Anyway, thank you for your help! James
  11. Part of the reason I asked about text flow was that I am trying to figure out how to handle signatures as they call them in bookbinding. I have settled on number of pages per signature and I can put them together fine when they are blank. But when they need to have a text content sequentially correct, the printing becomes really tough. Maybe something like print the signatures as N-page booklets? I've been researching this and it seems to be quite difficult to get right. Affinity Publisher may not be able to help much, I don't know yet. Anyone out there with a bit of experience? James
  12. Thanks again, Walt. So I'll be at it a while, with good direction from your responses so far. Thanks once more! I am really a newbie and shy about it :-/ James
  13. Hi there Walt, Thank you for your rapid reply and understanding of my none-too-clear question. I have not yet been able to get what I am after, not exactly, I put this down to my general state of newbie-hood not getting the layout correctly. I believe the text continuation is working well. I now get a single 5x7 text page printing out in the middle of a sheet of A4 paper. I'm not sure if I was clear that I want to print on both sides of the paper This is for a bookbinding project for which I need to test my page layout skills. Hopefully I can print out A4 pages that are folded once along the short axis, and then sewn together along the fold. James
  14. Howdy, I've been away from AfPub for some time, unfortunately. How soon we forget. :-( What I'm trying to do now is put a very long text document into printable form. I have it set up as facing pages in which the pages are 5-1/2 x 8-1/2. This is not that difficult to set up. What's giving me problems is setting up the text continuation between paper pages. The very first printed page is the right side of the first sheet of paper. Then it continues to the left side of the second sheet of paper, then the right side of the same sheet of paper, then the left of the next sheet etc. How do I set up the continuation into the left sides of the sheets of paper? I can't figure out how to close the link that has the document text going from right to left of the next sheet of paper. It won't work to have the right side of a page continue to the left side of the same page, it needs to drop to a new paper page. :-P James
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