shuffle by imposing....

Owen Townend owen.townend at
Mon Jun 1 09:27:17 UTC 2009

2009/6/1 Luca Ferrari <fluca1978 at>:
> Hi,
> I've got a document written with OpenOffice Writer, and I need to print it as a
> little book (two A5 pages within an A4 page, both sides), the problem is that
> I need to mix and match pages: the first with the last, the second with the
> second to last, and so on....
> Now, I believe this technique is called "shuffle by imposing", but I'm not able
> to find any way to do it from OO Writer. Can anybody give me a clue about how
> to achieve this?

The 'brochure' mode may do this for you.
File -> Print -> Options -> Brochure check box

>From the help page:
Select the Brochure option to print your document in brochure format.
The brochure format is as follows in Writer:
If you print a document in portrait on a landscape page, two opposing
sides in a brochure will be printed next to each other. If you have a
printer with double-sided printing capability, you can create an
entire brochure from your document without having to collate the pages
later. If you have a printer that only has single-sided printing
capability, you can achieve this effect by first printing the front
pages with the Right pages option marked, then re-inserting the entire
paper stack in your printer and printing all the back pages with the
Left pages option marked.


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