Dutch Cut Imposition Layout

Sometimes you can fit more pages by rotating some of them. Dutch Cut layout does exactly that:

Dutch Cut layout in Imposition Wizard

Select Dutch Cut from the Layout drop–down list at the Layout tab:

Enabling Dutch Cut layout in Imposition Wizard

Dutch Cut layout arranges pages in two grids: the main one and the extra (secondary) one. Imposition Wizard puts the secondary grid on the right if the pages are in landscape orientation (their width is larger than their height), but if the pages are in portrait orientation (their height is larger than their width) the secondary block is added at the bottom.

Configuring The Grids

You can configure the grids using four parameters on the right:

Grid setup parameters for Dutch Cut

The parameters are:

Regardless of the secondary grid position and its pages’ rotation, the extra columns are always go left to right and extra rows always go top to bottom.

You can also use the Automatic grid option to let Imposition Wizard compute the optimal number of rows and columns in both grids to place as many pages as possible.

Other Dutch Cut Parameters

There is a Page copies parameter on the right that lets you impose multiple copies of any pages, effectively transforming it to the step and repeat layout.

The Align blocks parameter tells Imposition Wizard to align the last column (or row) of the extra block with the main block. This helps to save a cut in some layouts. The option only works if the secondary block is smaller than the main one. Otherwise it does nothing.

The Advanced section below lets you configure the flipping rules for both main and secondary block. You can read more about them in our flipping rules tutorial.

The Rotate pages 90° option lets you rotate the pages 90 degrees clockwise. Combine this with the flipping rules if you need to rotate counter–clockwise.

Configuring Gaps

The gaps between pages are configured the same way as for any other layout: there are two fields at the top of the Layouts panel called Horizontal gaps and Vertical gaps. There is a special gaps tutorial about them.

The gaps works both for main and secondary blocks and if the secondary block is on the right, the gaps keep going from the last column of the main block to the first column of the secondary one:

Page gaps in Dutch Cut

It works the same way for vertical gaps and if the secondary block is at the bottom.

Duplex Printing Support

When duplex printing mode is enabled Imposition Wizard places every second page at the back of the first one. This also works for the Dutch Cut layout.

You can switch to the duplex printing mode by checking the Enable duplex printing option at the Sheet tab of the right panel:

Dutch Cut layout in duplex printing mode

For more information have a look at our duplex printing tutorial.

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