On 01/18/2012 05:52 AM, Sylvia Schmidt wrote:
Okay, from the top: Yes, I'm using linux -> Ubuntu 11.10.
I've talked to the printing company and they said it should be "real"
blank pages as the backs. I do not know why exactly, it has something
to do with the binding and the 4 pages printout used. (There aren't
that many companies around here that will print and bind books as
hardcovers with only three copies. If the company wasn't recommended
by my university I probably would have chosen a different one.)
I even know how to get that using Indesign, but Indesign is a real
pain as a 'writing tool'. So I thought I'd try something else... I
didn't even think of changing the finished pdf, but that's a great
idea! I'll look into your suggestions. Thank you for that.
They print a 4 pages on each side of the sheet of paper and use the
equipment to fold, cut, and bind them to make the physical
document/book/etc. Modern hardcover novels, using the large print
companies, end up printing 16 pages per side of a sheet-block on a
web-press. Then these sheets are printed on each side [32 page faces at
a time] then take these folded groups and have a machine merge each
32-page group together to make the 400 - 1000 page hardcover, and even
mass-paperback books. This is a standard printing method, instead of
printing a single 2 sided page at a time. It is easier to bind the
32-page group than the single double-sided pages as well. Easier for
printing and cost less in the long run.
That is why the blank pages; to fill the rest of the large size,
multi-page, sheets. They want the author to do this, not their people.
They do not want to edit your PDF file. Print-on-demand companies, like
Lulu.com are do the same, but to a lesser degree.
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