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Cheap Impostor for Mac

Create books and booklets from PDF files.

$35.00
In English
Version 3.4
4.7
Based on 8 user rates

Cheap Impostor overview

Cheap Impostor is a simple yet powerful alternative to fancy imposition software. If you want to use your computer to make a book or a magazine, the final step before printing is called imposition. Cheap Impostor doesn't offer all the features of high-end imposition software (which costs hundreds or thousands of dollars). Hence the name.

However, if you want to print and bind booklets, magazines, or even long books, this program might be all the imposition software you need.

What does it do? Let's say you want to make a magazine from a document you've written. You would like to have the magazine be the size of a sheet of paper folded in half. Without imposition software the simplest way to transform your document into a magazine would be to use a photo-copier to shrink and re-order the pages so two fit sideways on a sheet of paper, and so that when a stack of them is stapled and folded in half the pages appear in the correct order.

The short story is that Cheap Impostor lets you skip the photocopier step, and produce output from your printer that can directly be turned into a magazine. Further, Cheap Impostor has settings that let you create books with multiple signatures. It comes with a simple "How-to guide".

Feature overview:

  • Takes 1-up PDF input and produces 2-up output PDF
  • Reorders pages for magazines and books (sheets per signature can be varied from 1 to page-count / 4
  • Supports automatic and manual duplex printers, with and without collation
  • With shareware registration, supports:
    • Variable output page sizes: letter, legal, ledger, A3, A4, custom
    • Control over page zoom and horizontal and vertical offset of 2-up - accommodates variable input page sizes

What’s new in version 3.4

  • Universal (M1 / X86-64) application

Cheap Impostor for Mac

$35.00
In English
Version 3.4
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4.7

(16 Reviews of Cheap Impostor)

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mbennettty
mbennettty
Feb 3 2016
3.3
0.0
Feb 3 2016
0.0
Version: 3.3
Mecodegoodsomeday (Developer) Member Icon Dev +86 Mecodegoodsomeday (Developer) I need help with this app. I can't quite figure out how to enable the sliders.
DavidLPorter
DavidLPorter
Jan 14 2016
3.3
0.0
Jan 14 2016
0.0
Version: 3.3
I tried downloading it and followed instructions to drag app to my Applications folder. I clicked on the app and it doesn't open. I have looked in all desktops, etc but can't find an open program but when i try to move the app to trash it says I can't because the app is open. I look in forced quit and the app shows up in the list as available to force quite. i am on El Cap Mac pro w/8 gig and downloaded 3.3 as instructed. Any suggestions? D.
Anguka
Anguka
Nov 7 2015
3.3
4.5
Nov 7 2015
4.5
Version: 3.3
As a very long term user I am extremely pleased with this excellent and reliable application, and do not understand the low ratings. It does everything it claims very well, and I am rating it 4.5 stars, but will hopefully (soon) be able to upgrade to 5 stars the the one minor problem is fixed; it needs a lateral adjustment in the final layout (or separate adjustments for RH and LH Inside offsets, to compensate for slight variations in printer page settings. With that (and a responsive creator) it will be a most comprehensive and easy to use app. v.3.3
xfpine
xfpine
Jun 12 2015
3.3
4.0
Jun 12 2015
4.0
Version: 3.3
I like how simple this program is consider how confusing imposing can get. It works really really well with open source Scribus and a duplex printer.
ameram1
ameram1
May 10 2015
3.3
5.0
May 10 2015
5.0
Version: 3.3
Excellent little program - does all it says and comes with amazing personal support from its creator. Look no further.
Dolphinboy2u
Dolphinboy2u
Dec 9 2021
3.4
5.0
Dec 9 2021
5.0
Version: 3.4
Anguka
Anguka
Nov 7 2015
4.5
Nov 7 2015
4.5
Version: null
xfpine
xfpine
Jun 12 2015
4.0
Jun 12 2015
4.0
Version: null
ameram1
ameram1
May 10 2015
5.0
May 10 2015
5.0
Version: null
Dingdongdaddy
Dingdongdaddy
Sep 19 2010
5.0
Sep 19 2010
5.0
Version: null
Hamishmacdonald
Hamishmacdonald
Feb 10 2010
5.0
Feb 10 2010
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2005
4.3
Nov 24 2005
4.3
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Jun 4 2004
4.8
Jun 4 2004
4.8
Version: null