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  • thrillkult9@aol.com
    hello, i am having a bit of trouble trying to figure out a method or format for arranging pages in a bound codex with signatures. somehow i just cant figure
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 15, 2002
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      hello,
      i am having a bit of trouble trying to figure out a method or format for
      arranging pages in a bound codex with signatures. somehow i just cant figure
      out what the order of the pages ought to be for this to work.

      i found an instruction (oddly, in a book about scientific illustration) for a
      signature page, but the writer does not go in to great detail about the
      technicalities of it. i have attatched this as a downloadable image so that
      anyone may examine it and possibly decipher it. the author briefly notes,
      "this sheet of paper is folded before being bound ... so that the pages are
      arranged sequentially." she adds that this signature method is done for
      pieces that are to be printed "with several pages on a single sheet of
      paper." i have played and experimented with this model for awhile and have
      yet to come up with anything that works. anyone want to try?

      ok, so then does anyone have suggestions about an alternative arrangement for
      ordering of codex signatures? maybe keith smith has the answer.

      thanks for taking the time to read and think about this.
      yours,
      jason f

      post script - i know that there might be a simpler way to upload this
      illustration that i'm talking about onto some group webpage but i dont know
      how/where to post it to, so if someone knows and wants to make it available,
      i am willing to learn.


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    • Lisa Moore
      Hi, Jason, Email attachments are not permitted for this Yahoo!Group so your image didn t make it. If you really want to post the diagram, the group URL is:
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 15, 2002
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        Hi, Jason,
        Email attachments are not permitted for this Yahoo!Group so your
        image didn't make it. If you really want to post the diagram, the
        group URL is:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bookartsconnection/
        (and then upload it to the Files folder, link @ the left hand
        frame of the webpage.)

        Your question is about impositon layouts for which you may not
        have to look farther than a word processor or desktop publishing
        software. And almost any basic bookbinding or older printers'
        manual has diagrams with details of how to imposition a codex.

        Programs like MSWord have templates for creating pamphlets or
        booklets as do many desktop publishing applications. These
        require only an input of the number of pages to printout
        signatures & can be a simple way to determine pagination by
        printing a mock-up, or making one by hand.
        By Hand:
        Take a several sheets of paper, fold each in half or fold pairs
        etc. at a time, stack these folios in a pile and label the cover
        and pages sequentially.
        Separate the sheets and you have the proper sequence for one
        layout.

        If by computer, all the content can be entered and when the
        booklet format is applied, the sequence can be pre-proofed by
        clicking Print Preview, or an equivalent command. Then edit as
        desired until the layout is correct. Be sure the page orientation
        matches the printer settings and print a draft to proof. Make any
        other adjustments and print away.

        Copy shops that offer printing & binding services may give
        assistance too.

        Hope this is helpful,
        Lisa

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