I would not try to do the signatures in Framemaker. You can use a plug-in for Adobe Acrobat, Quite Imposing Plus (http://www.quite.com/) to do the imposition of a pdf before you send it to the printer. I used the plug-in a lot for documents we sent to a Xerox Docutech.
The plug in is a bit expensive, but we calculated that it paid for itself in a few jobs. Manually laying out the pages for higher page counts is extremely difficult to do. Hope this helps! Terri > From: lindag at techcomplus.com > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Fine tuning pagination > Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 15:41:22 -0600 > > Framers, > > I'm working on a book for a commercial publishing house that prints in > 16-page signatures. I've not done anything quite like this before. > > I need to get the book to fit into an exact multiple of 16 pages. I've done > basic pagination control with my paragraph styles and with a page break > paragraph style, but this calls for greater fine tuning. > > I'd appreciate advice, tips, whatever, on how to fine tune pagination to > meet this need. > > Thanks in advance! > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > Linda G. Gallagher > TechCom Plus, LLC > lindag at techcomplus dot com > www.techcomplus.com > 303-450-9076 or 800-500-3144 > User guides, online help, FrameMaker and > WebWorks ePublisher templates > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as tjs_badger at hotmail.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/tjs_badger%40hotmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. _________________________________________________________________ More immediate than e-mail? Get instant access with Windows Live Messenger. http://www.windowslive.com/messenger/overview.html?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_Refresh_instantaccess_042008