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Old 4th September 2006, 05:44 PM   #1
Colin Croxford
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Need to print, numbered, 30 page A5 book on A4, 4 pages per double sided sheet. How can I get a printout with with all pages in correct order so stack only needs folding for book to read correctly.
 
Old 5th September 2006, 04:16 PM   #2
JohnSim
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Easyway to do this is to make up booklet using blank pages, fold as A5 and number the bottom of pages, the booklet can then be seperated out to see where the page numbers fall in relation to each other.

But you have a problem if you want to just fold the a4 to a5 to saddle stitch (staple) because you would need to have 32 pages instead of 30 so would need to bind using another method -

when using this method of printing a booklet (its called perfecting) the opposing pages always add up to one more than the total number of pages.

to simplify a 4 page booklet - page 1 and 4 is printed an one side add up to 5
and pages 2 and 3 printed on other side also add up to 5.

hope this helps and is not too confusing
atb
john
 
Old 19th November 2006, 10:42 PM   #3
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Hi
So what you're saying is I/we cannot produce a saddle stitch (staple) book because PagePlus 11 cannot renumber the pages to suit a 6 page, 10page,30page etc book.
 
Old 19th November 2006, 11:41 PM   #4
'Awful Punster'
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Colin,

As you say, you will have four pages per sheet, so you need to use a multiple of four pages (32 in this case). If you set it up as a Side Fold Booklet noting that you have to choose Booklet, not Book PagePlus will sort out the page order for you. For printing to PDF, be sure to tick the 'Impose Pages' checkbox on the General tab of the Publish PDF' dialog.

Alfred

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Old 19th November 2006, 11:42 PM   #5
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Hi John,

As Colin indicates in the original post, there are going to be four pages per sheet, so you must have a multiple of four pages. How can you expect PP to guess where you want the blank pages to be?

Alfred

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Old 20th November 2006, 04:41 AM   #6
Geoff Blanthorn
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John,

You cannot produce a 6, 10 or 30 page saddle stitched book in any programme. Such animals do not, indeed cannot, exist. You must have a multiple of four pages.

You can start the page numbering on any page with any number, and you can have 6, 10 or 30 numbered pages, but in all cases you will have to have two unnumbered pages also to make a multiple of four.

Geoff
 
Old 20th November 2006, 07:51 PM   #7
john
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Hi
My pages start at 1 and end at 25 if I add a page total is 27 (Not a multiple of 4)
It is to be printed as A5. If i go to the first page Pageplus 11 displays a single A5 page; go to the second page it displays pages 2 & 3 all up to the last page 24 & 25.
The print preview shows the pages as :-
1st page 4 & 1 together
2nd page 2 & 3 together
3rd 8 & 5
4th 6 & 7
5th 12 & 9
6th 10 &11
7th 16 & 13
8th 14 & 15
9th 20 & 17
10th 18 &19
11th 24 & 21
12th 22 & 23
13th nopage number & 25

I would have expected the first page to contain Pages 1 and 25 at least
 
Old 20th November 2006, 08:25 PM   #8
Bhikkhu Pesala
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That is "Book" formatting. Try "Booklet."
 
Old 20th November 2006, 09:09 PM   #9
john
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Thanks
Page Setup-BookletSet as) "Side Fold Booklet" did the trick!
Now I should know the difference between a Book and a Booklet
Thanks again
 
Old 21st November 2006, 02:25 AM   #10
Bhikkhu Pesala
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I cannot say as I understand the reason for the difference myself. Why would anyone want to print book sections of a single sheet? There should be an option to print sections of 8 or 16 pages for perfect binding.
 
 

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