On Tue, 13 May 2014 20:03:19 -0400
Steve Litt <slitt@...2357...> wrote:
I have a 2 page document (an evaluation form), and because spacing was
very important, I used Inkscape instead of LibreOffice, LyX, LaTeX,
etc. This two page document must print on both sides of the paper, so
I'd imagine it must end up as a PDF.
seems to indicate that
I can do this natively in Inkscape by installing a plugin. I'm a
little worried ways that a plugin might affect my normal Inkscape
that Inkscape itself doesn't implement multiple pages, because the
current SVG spec doesn't support it.
current Inkscape doesn't support multiple pages, and suggests I use
two different Inkscape docs, and desktop publish them with Scribus.
All I really need is a 2 page portrait letter-sized PDF, and I'll
figure out how to print it duplexed. I have no problem with making two
different Inkscape docs. I'm a little concerned about putting
letter-sized SVG's into Scribus or LibreOffice or any other
Anyone have any ideas of the best way for me to make a 2 page PDF out
of one or two Inkscape files?
So I ended up making a 2 page blank LibreOffice text document, letter
sized, portrait, all four margins set to 0, for which I had to say
"yes" to an "are you sure you want to print outside the printer
margins" question. My .svg files each had a 1/2" margin all the way
around, so the part that printed would be blank anyway.
Then I imported the obverse onto page 1, and the reverse onto page 2,
and each exactly covered the page. I saved it, printed thirty copies
with LibreOffice's printer set to duplex-notumble, and it worked
Ugly, but it did what I needed done :-)
I'll be on the lookout for multipage Inkscape in the years to come.
Thanks for all your suggestions.
Steve Litt * http://www.troubleshooters.com/
Troubleshooting Training * Human Performance