Multiple Phases

In IDImposer, a "Phase" is the settings that defines a single imposition run. IDImposer Booklet Edition is a single-Phase imposition application. 

IDImposer Pro Edition users, on the other hand, have the ability to build imposition pipelines that include more than one Phase, allowing them to do impositions of impositions of impositions of ...

Example:  The input of Phase 1 is the user's starting "Reader Spread" Document ("Document A"), and we will specify the output of Phase 1 to be a Perfect Bound "Document B" ... a "2-Up" (2-column, 1-row per Front of Sheet) Document.

But Document B is just a normal InDesign Document (except for having mostly-non-editable pages and optional crop marks), so we can define a new Phase 2 that puts all of the Backs-of-Sheets of Document B on the same side of the sheet as the Fronts ... creating a "Work and Turn" ("1-sided") new "Document C." Document C is a 4-Up (4-column, 1-row-per-Sheet) Document. 

But Document C is just a normal InDesign Document (except for having mostly-frozen pages and optional crop marks), so we can define a new Phase 3 that makes better use of the actual media by replicating the single row of Document C into an 8-Up (4-column, 2-row-per-sheet) "Document D."

Thus the original pages from Document A are now (re-)arranged into Document D, in a layout that looks like this:

  4 1   2 3
  4 1   2 3 

  8 5   6 7
  8 5   6 7

 12 9  10 11
 12 9  10 11

 ...

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