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OK, that's a weird issue. Which entries in the registry did you erase? I guess it might be something regarding those individual app scalings?


Yaro Glushchenko, PressNoStress Team


Did I get this right: every app on your system is over-scaled?

You should try adjusting that global scaling to 100% than and check whether the apps look OK. This main slider affects almost every app and should fix issues like that.

As for the booklet - please, make a separate issue (a fresh-new mail to support) with detailed description, an input and output PDFs would be much appreciate for the tests.

Kind Regards,

Yaro Glushchenko, PressNoStress Team


OK, could you please provide some extra info on the issue?

1. Does same issue apply to other apps or it's "Imposition Wizard" only

2. Did it start recently (within an update of an app or OS) or is it just a new machine

3. What is your global Windows scaling (search -> "make everything bigger", this will open Display panel, there should be a scaling factor. Like 150% or 200%)

Windows has quite a bunch of settings for scaling and "Imposition Wizard" just follows the lead usually. For instance, I have a 4k 27-inch monitor with 175% global scaling, it looks fine for me, you might have a bit too much.

At last, you can navigate to the ImpositionWizard.exe, right-click, choose "Compatibility" tab and click "Change hi DPI settings" there. Try available options there, including troubleshooter.

Kind Regards,

Yaro Glushchenko, PressNoStress Team


Seems like an issue with scaling for hi-DPI. What's your OS, screen resolution and dpi?

Kind Regards,

Yaro Glushchenko, PressNoStress Team

It's better to keep "preset.iwPreset" in the script and re-name your preset files in the folders. You will have a folder per each preset anyways, you can always have folder name to reflect the job name.

The point is that way you can have multiply folders with different presets like Booklet-8-up/preset.iwPreset, Step&Repeat-5x6/preset.iwPreset etc.

Still, those sample scripts are just examples, you're free to modify them according to your needs.

You need to change paths in the script.

Line 10 defines "app" - that's path to the Imposition Wizard application. It's probably OK already, just check it.

Line 12 defines "source_pdfs" - path to the root folder (see my comment above regarding the Windows script - same folder structure applies)

Line 14 defines "output_pdfs" - path to the folder where processed PDFs must be saved

Once script is fixed with those paths, it should work. While running it will print some logs like "Scanning {folder name}" and "Processing {pdf name}". Still, you'll need to prepare those input folders with presets - please, read my first comment.

To make the presets - open the app, setup imposition and save it as preset via File -> Presets... menu. After that, click File -> Useful folders -> Presets to navigate to the presets directory, copy correct preset (it's just a file) and put it into the input folder.

I understand it might be frustrating - don't hesitate to ask questions.

AppleScript was supported by the old "Imposition Wizard" for Mac, newer one is cross-platform and supports only general command line arguments. We're discussing possible ways to make this easier to users, so stay tuned.

In the meantime that "" script above should work. All you need is to open it with text editor and change input and output folder paths. After that you can run it via Terminal (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal) by command like "bash ~/Desktop/" without quotes - assuming you have that script on your Desktop.

And here is macOS bash script:

The idea, file structure and everything is the same.

Those script are sort of an example how "Imposition Wizard" can be used with command line, we'll make a proper tutorial page to illustrate the matter.

OK, the first one for Windows.

The script presumes the following input/output folder structure:

- C:\PDFs\Automation                    <- main automation

  - Input                                          <- input files

    - Step & Repeat, 5x6                 <- specific preset folder

      - preset.iwPreset                      <- prepared Imposition Wizard preset

      - Some.pdf                                <- files to process

      - Another.pdf

      - One more.pdf

    - Booklet, 4-up, A4                      <- second preset folder

       - preset.iwPreset                      <- again, prepared Imposition Wizard preset

       - Test.pdf                                  <- more input files

  - Output                                         <- here will be put imposed files

    - Some_Step & Repeat, 5x6.pdf <- processed files will look like that

    - Another_Step & Repeat, 5x6.pdf

    - One more_Step & Repeat, 5x6.pdf

    - Test_Booklet, 4-up, A4.pdf

Besides "preset.iwPreset" files everything else is variable, script has few line with input/output folder paths at the top, just change them to what's right for you. Also, there's extra variable in the script header with path to the "Imposition Wizard.exe", this one must point to the app.

After that all you need to do is run the script, it will take each PDF in the input (presets) folder and process them into the output folder.

The script has lots of comments, but editing it will still require "windows command prompt" knowledge and I must say Windows console is quite a mess in my opinion... Still, one should be able to use it as a start and modify according to own needs.

The script: sample.cmd

I will publish another one for macOS and bash terminal later. Also, documentation page will be updated with those samples explained in details, in will take some time though.

What OS versions and script environments do you use?

I could assemble some example scripts for Bash, Windows console (cmd.exe) and Python.