Pages Grid in Imposition Wizard
Imposition Wizard imposes pages in two steps. At the first step it places a grid of a fixed size onto the sheet, then it fills the grid with pages, depending on the imposition layout. This way you can control the number of imposed pages and their position on the sheet.
Configuring the Grid Size
Let’s have a look at a simple 4–Up layout:
You see the grid is configured at the bottom of the right panel. It has 2 rows and 2 columns. We can make it 6–Up by adding an extra row:
All the imposition layouts let you control the grid, except for the Booklet one. The booklet layout controls the grid itself for your convenience. For the rest of layouts you control the grid yourself.
You can configure the distance between rows and columns of the grid by defining page gaps at the right panel. Entering a single value sets a regular vertical or horizontal gap between columns or rows. You can read more about complex gaps here.
Positioning the Grid
You see the grid is centered on the sheet. You can change this at the Sheet tab at the right. There is a Content placement section there that controls the grid position:
The parameters you can adjust are:
- Content placement — lets you choose between manual, centered, and minimal modes;
- Horizontal/Vertical Offset — let you move the grid left, right, up or down in manual and centered modes;
- Padding — available in minimal mode to add some air around the grid, as Imposition Wizard tries to minimize the output sheet size.
Let’s set the content placement parameter to “Manual” and see what happens:
The grid goes to the top left corner of the sheet. It is there for both even and odd sheets, as the duplex printing is inactive. We can now move the grid towards the center of sheet by editing offsets:
Here we set the offsets to 2cm and 1cm and the grid moved from the top left corner to that distance.
Duplex Printing Support
Let’s now enable duplex printing and see what happens to the grid in the top left corner:
You may notice two things happened:
- The grid on even (back) sheets moved to the top right corner, so the back size matches the front one;
- The page numbers were changed and even (back) pages are now right behind the odd (front) ones.
Imposition Wizard automatically updates the page flow if the duplex mode is enabled, so every second page goes right on the back of the previous one.
You can read more about duplex printing here.
More Imposition Wizard Tutorials
- Installation — how to install Imposition Wizard;
- License Activation — how to activate Imposition Wizard with a license key.
- User Interface — how to run Imposition Wizard and make the first steps;
- Pages Grid — how pages are placed across the sheets in Imposition Wizard;
- Presets — how to save and re–use imposition layouts.
- N–Up — a very simple, yet customizable layout;
- Step and Repeat — perfect layout for business cards;
- Cut Stack — flexible layout with pages flow options;
- Booklet — lots of options for fine–tuning the imposition process;
- Shuffle — manual imposition mode where you control the flow.
- Source Panel — overriding trim box and bleeds, pages scaling;
- Page Gaps — configuring gaps between pages;
- Sheet Panel — output sheet size, content position and more;
- Duplex Printing — duplex printing support;
- Registration Marks — adding marks, custom texts etc.
- Basic Imposition — a basic example of how to impose using command line.