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Imposition Wizard is imposition software for Mac OS X. It reads PDF files, applies transformations to pages and saves the results to another PDF file. You can create booklets and books, prepare business cards for print and much, much more. All the power is packed into a simple user interface that allows you to see your changes in real-time. Imposition Wizard doesn't require the third party applications like Acrobat or more...

What's New

Version 2.0:

Version 2.0 is a paid upgrade from version 1.

  • New booklet layout engine, supporting 8- and 16-up layouts.
  • Improvements in Cut Stack and N-Up algorithms.
  • Minor issues fixed.
  • New sheet sizes added.


  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Fariborz Member IconReview+286

I bought this fabulous application a few months ago. I had the necessity to print a booklet with a right-to-left script that unfortunately Imposition Wizard could not handle then. I contacted the developer and in a short time a new version (1.8.2) was released that handled right-to-left texts and booklets properly. I always received quick response to all my demands and the developer gave me with the best customer support in the industry. Thank you for being so wonderful. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)

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Version 1.8.2
ASAP-Signs-and-Printing Member IconReview+1

Excellent application. Very responsive company.

I sent in my requests and they followed through except for one. Here are the ones I requested...

1. Percentage size that sticks. Every time you opened a PDF, it would go to 40% and now it always starts at 100%.
2. Imposition always started with a weird sheet size. I've asked them if they could give us a default option and they implemented it. Now it imposes automatically at 12 x 18 inches (which is what I set it at). Hooray!
3. Updates, before you had to go to the website to see if there are any updates to the app. They've implemented the update mechanism within the app.

I requested that they make it so that when you drop a PDF onto the icon, it would automatically open up the IW and impose. I don't know if it's too difficult but dang that would be a great little productivity booster.

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Version 1.8
Appsforlife (Developer)

Now you can drop PDF files onto the icon :)

Yukonjack Member IconComment+207

OK folks, I humbly stand corrected on this one. As one commenter put it, I should have researched more and mouthed off less.

My own use of something like this is limited to creating booklet-sized brochures, nothing more. It's obvious that IW does so much more and then some at a decent price.

However, if you're looking for something to help with booklets, try BookLightning or FitPlot Booklet maker.

My apologies to all for my earlier comment.

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Version 1.6
sgmoye Member IconReview+20

This is a really wonderful, powerful piece of software, at a mere fraction of the cost of similar applications. Within minutes of using the demo (fully functional with a watermark), I had created a press-ready 16-page imposed signature. I cannot say the same for my experience with Preps, for example. To be fair, I have experience with the process of imposing files, so I found IW very easy to use. If you are new to imposition, you will want to read up on it first. There are some pointers to information at http://desktoppub.about.com/od/imposition/Imposition.htm. The article in Wikipedia on "imposition" is rudimentary and cites no sources, alas.

A further plus is that it read and writes PDFs. So far, I have not found PDFs that are a problem for the program. Another plus is that IW writes its own files -- XML files -- that contain all the information about a given imposition. Using the power of "Save" and "Save As..." it it possible to recycle the application files for new imposition projects. The program can also be controlled with AppleScript!

There is room for improvement, but IW is currently only at version 1.2 (June 18, 2009) and will certainly become even more formidable in the future. It is very easy to use, not least because you see instantaneously a preview of the entire imposition. Every change you make in the imposition is shown instantly in the preview. The developer seems genuinely interested in getting feedback from users.

First rate, and highly recommended. Money very well spent.

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Version 1.2

"This is a really wonderful, powerful piece of software, at a mere fraction of the cost of similar applications."

Holy cow - how can you say that with a straight face?

I'm glad you have deep pockets to buy something that is ten times as expensive as Cheap Imposter and PDF Garden, apps that do the same thing at a mere fraction of the cost of a so-called "Wizard," which sounds like something a PC developer would call his program.

and adding insult to injury: Labeling a $300 program as "shareware" is the height of deception! I've seen packages that were labeled "Commercial" that ran far cheaper than this bit of smoke and mirrors.

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"
-The Wizard of Oz


Tod, it's really strange to compare "Imposition Wizard" with "Cheap Impostor". You don't compare Photoshop with Gimp and Maya with Blender, do you? There are few application if this kind: professional imposition softwares such as PDFSnake, Quite Impostor and others. Some of them are plug-ins for popular "big" apps like Acrobat or Quark and most of them priced much higher... Good package from Quite costs somewhere about 1500$.

So, this app is targeted on home user who wants to print simple booklet as a homework...


In my previous post "So, this app is targeted on home user who wants to print simple booklet as a homework..." i've missed NOT. "Imposition Wizard" is NOT designed for home users as far as i see.


Tod Wicks -- You should really check your facts before you rush to express yourself in public. Cheap Imposter (which I have also used -- it is an fine program) is limited to 2-up, booklet imposition. It is in no way to be compared to Imposition Wizard which can create a wide variety of complex, perfected, impositions for press work. Yes, IW costs $300. Similar programs, such as Preps from Kodak, costs about $2000 and Quite Imposing costs about $1200. I have used both, so I know whereof I speak. Preps is more than a little mystifying until you get the hang of it. Quite Imposing is about as easy to use as IW, but $1200?

So, I stick by my original assessment.



Quite Imposing costs $475.00. And Quite Imposing Plus costs $899.00.


Quite Imposting is implemented as an Acrobat plug-in, Acrobat Pro will costs you additional $450 per installation.

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Version 1.8.2
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Version 1.8
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Downloads 6,633
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License Demo
Date 12 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $499.00
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