Make an A5 Booklet from A4 page text

  David4637 13:25 20 Aug 2007
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Could you please recommend your simple and best method for creating the above, preferably using Word 2000, so the page numbers can be formed without difficulty. Thanks David

  €dstowe 13:47 20 Aug 2007

In Word, set the paper to Landscape and make a table of three columns to fill the whole of the page with the margins outside the table to suit. The centre column of the table is then set to a width to match twice the margin setting (so that it appears equal when folded. Set the table outline to invisible.

For a 4 page (single sheet booklet) the page numbering will be on sheet one, page 4 is the left hand column page 1 is the right hand column. On the second sheet (reverse of the first) page 2 on the left, 3 on the right. For larger numbers of pages, make up a dummy booklet, mark the pages with numbers and then dismantle to see how they are laid out.

  Stuartli 13:49 20 Aug 2007
  €dstowe 13:54 20 Aug 2007

Note: with my method DO NOT make any alterations to the printer. All paper orientation/margin settings are made from Word.

  stylehurst 13:56 20 Aug 2007

Another option may be to look at a program called Clickbook by Squirrel software, this give a whole series of options for multi paged booklets of any number of pages.

  stylehurst 13:56 20 Aug 2007

Another option may be to look at a program called Clickbook by Squirrel software, this give a whole series of options for multi paged booklets of any number of pages.

  David4637 15:12 21 Aug 2007

Thanks for your replies, will look into them - prefer to use Word and see if it can be done, before using the other options. Thanks very David

  Simsy 15:25 21 Aug 2007

lots of pages, an excellent utility for dealing with this is Fineprint, click here You can set the size of the gutter margins as well.

And it's capable of a lot more than this as well...

You don't have to pay for it, but if you don't there is a small strapline at the bottom of each page. I bought it a few yeasr ago and it's proved to be worth every penny!

If it's only a few pages you might be able to make it work using the "Zoom" box on the print dialogue... make "Pages per sheet" 2.

This will print the pages at the right size, but the numbering will probably be out of order so you'd have to design the document to accomodate this!

Good luck,

Regards,

Simsy

  jimv7 15:35 21 Aug 2007

If you have office 2000, do you have ms publisher installed, if so making booklets is easy with its built-in templates.

  shellship 17:00 21 Aug 2007

Try Blue Squirrel's Clickbook. I have used it for years to produce annual reports.

  shellship 17:02 21 Aug 2007

Sorry, forgot link click here

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