Combo Full & Half Forms

In an auto book layout, if the number of pages are not sufficient for making more than one complete form, then the remaining pages are called ‘Extra Pages’. 


On  Signature Settings  Window (Automatic)

 Make Combo Half Form from Extra Pages :

Allow to print extra pages as work & turn or work & tumble single sided half form within the layout automatically.

Combo Half Form Mode :  Five modes are available for half form extra pages.

• Use Outside Pages as Extras :  Extra pages are counted from the outer most sheets in saddle stitch mode.

• Use End Pages as Extras :  Extra pages are counted from the end pages in perfect binding mode. 

• Use Inside Pages as Extras :  Extra pages are counted from the inner most sheets in saddle stitch mode.

• Use Starting Pages as Extras :  Extra pages are counted from the starting pages in perfect binding mode. 

• Use Cover Pages as Extras :  Cover pages are counted as extra pages. 

You may choose cover pages, or starting pages or ending pages as extra pages. 

Please note, all imported pages will treat as enabled.

Use ‘ Show All Full Forms / Half Form ’ Form popup menu (on bottom right corner of the ‘ Layout Editor Preview ’ to toggle between full and half forms.


On  PDF Links Settings  Window (Manual)

 Disable Extra Pages

In some layouts, total number of pages may not match with the current layout scheme, so you may need to make one or more small signatures to complete the book without wasting the paper. By selecting this option Imposition Studio will automatically calculate the PDF pages required for this layout and omit other PDF pages for signatures with fewer pages. You can also select / deselect the imported PDF pages to rearrange the signatures.

Available options for saddle stitching:

Put Extras in Outside :  Set the extra pages positioned to outside of the book (starting & ending pages).

Put Extras in Inside :  Set the extra pages positioned to inside of the book. (middle pages)

Available options for perfect binding:

Put Extras at the Beginning :  Set the extra pages positioned to the front of the book.

Put Extras at the End :  Set the extra pages positioned to the end of the book.


Note:  These disabled pages should print using a different layout and document.

Example :   A 20 page book, print using a 8 page layout (4 pages x 2 sides). Two forms will take the 16 pages. The remaining 4 pages will print as a work && turn / work && tumble form. These 4 pages could be cover pages or inside pages. Both sets will print automatically within the same document.