Using the Origami Function

You can use the Origami function to apply cuts and folds to the layout sheet and simulate the finishing operations applied to the printed sheets. The application then generates automatically the correct sequence and orientation for the layout pages.
To number pages using the Origami function:
  1. On the Advanced Imposition screen, click Configuration button, the Configuration button, and select Layout Editor.
  2. Create a layout.
    For more information, see Creating and Editing Layouts.
  3. Click Origami, the Origami button.
    Open Origami screen
    The Origami screen shows the layout sheet divided into sections. Each section represents a page. You can cut, fold, or move the sections to simulate the finishing operations applied to the printed sheets.

    Each operation is recorded and displayed as a thumbnail in the left panel. You can return to a previous step in the procedure by clicking the corresponding thumbnail.

    Origami screen
  4. If you want the layout pages to be numbered based on the coming-and-going type of imposition, enable the Coming & Going option.
    In this type of imposition, the right-hand pages are in numerical sequence from the front of the book to the back. When the book is flipped over, the left-hand pages are in numerical sequence from the back of the book to the front.
  5. To cut the sheet:
    1. Click Cut, the Cut button.
    2. Select the cut line.
    3. Hold the Shift or the Ctrl key and click.
    Cutting the sheet
  6. To fold the sheet:
    1. Click Fold, the Fold button.
    2. Select a fold line and move the mouse cursor over the section that you want to fold.
    3. Complete the fold:
      • To fold towards the back, hold the Shift key and click.
      • To fold towards the front, hold the Ctrl key and click.
    Folding the sheet
    You can also set the fold direction using the position of the mouse cursor:
    • To fold towards the front, move the cursor closer to the fold line and click.Folding towards the front
    • To fold towards the back, move the cursor closer to the edge of the section and click.Folding towards the back
  7. To move sheet sections:
    1. Click Move, the Move button.
    2. Click a section and drag it over another section.
    Moving sections
  8. To save your settings and return to the main Layout Editor screen, click OK.
    The page sequence and orientation are applied to the layout.
For a step-by-step example of using the Origami function, see Creating a Layout for Booklets Using the Origami Function.