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    When I went to print my 44 page booklet which is to be folded and stapled, I discovered something less than gratifying.

    It would appear that "Sheets per Booklet" is set to a maximum of 40 when using Book fold in the page setup. Please say it isn't so!
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    Sorry, I don't have a recent version of Word. However, does the 40 sheets actually mean 40 pieces of paper? This, of course, would be 160 pages in a foldover booklet. If you could staple and fold 40 sheets of paper!
    I'm looking for a response on this as it would be one of the main reasons for buying Word 2010. Good luck, J. Till

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    There is a Macro attached to Post 420687 which might help you. This assumes that you have created a booklet in Word as A4 pages and you want to print it to A4 paper, with 50% reduction so you have two pages on each side of each sheet.

    You could do the same thing manually, for example if you only have 4 pages in your document you would print two pages per sheet, first pages 4,1 then pages 2,3 on the other side. The calculation of the order in which to print the pages gets a bit complex, which is why I created a macro for this.

    I don't know how this works on US paper sizes, where half a landscape page has different proportions to a portrait page - but I suspect it works well enough.

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    [quote name='AGMCon' post='793135' date='12-Sep-2009 23:54']When I went to print my 44 page booklet which is to be folded and stapled, I discovered something less than gratifying.

    It would appear that "Sheets per Booklet" is set to a maximum of 40 when using Book fold in the page setup. Please say it isn't so![/quote]
    I think that the idea is that whatever the number of sheets you set per booklet are printed so as to be folded together in one lot, then the next 40 or whatever was are folded together separately, and so on, presumably because you might have limits to the number that you can sensibly staple or stitch together. The "booklets" are then bound together to make a whole book.

    But can't you just set the Sheets per booklet to "All"?

    (And I think JTill is probably right that it means sheets, so 40 sheets = 160 pages.)

    Ian

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    On the general subject of booklets, Woody has discussed some alternate approaches, most notably using Adobe Reader.
    http://news.office-watch.com/t/n.aspx?arti...3&zoneid=12%20"] http://news.office-watch.com/t/n.aspx?arti...3&zoneid=12 [/url]

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    [quote name='JTill' post='793146' date='12-Sep-2009 23:40']Sorry, I don't have a recent version of Word. However, does the 40 sheets actually mean 40 pieces of paper? This, of course, would be 160 pages in a foldover booklet. If you could staple and fold 40 sheets of paper!
    I'm looking for a response on this as it would be one of the main reasons for buying Word 2010. Good luck, J. Till[/quote]
    First my apologies to all for being so late in getting back to you. I've spent the last few days hauling plants back and forth for my wife to three different flower shows.

    So, the first thing that I have to mention which I did not in the original question was that the pages have to be numbered. So when I said to the software, "Software, I'm sending you 40 pages" and it knows that I want them numbered 1 to 40. I didn't even try the All or Auto, because I don't think it would know where to start and stop numbering.

    And yes, physically it is actually 10 sheets of 8x10 with two "pages" on each side which gives me my 1 - 40. I would probably do myself a serious injury if I were to try to staple 40 sheets.

    I hope this clarifies things a little bit. Also I'm using Word 2003.
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    Andy

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    [quote name='IanWilson' post='793165' date='13-Sep-2009 07:53']I think that the idea is that whatever the number of sheets you set per booklet are printed so as to be folded together in one lot, then the next 40 or whatever was are folded together separately, and so on, presumably because you might have limits to the number that you can sensibly staple or stitch together. The "booklets" are then bound together to make a whole book.

    But can't you just set the Sheets per booklet to "All"?

    (And I think JTill is probably right that it means sheets, so 40 sheets = 160 pages.)

    Ian[/quote]
    Hi Ian,

    I think my response to JTill kind of answers all of your points. Thanks very much for your suggestions. Usually the max that I would want would be 44 or 48 "pages" which physically means 11 or 12 sheets of 8 x 10. Tomorrow I'll try sending it to "All" just to see what happens. It's way past my bedtime and I'm slowly fading.
    Cheers,
    Andy

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    [quote name='AGMCon' post='793238' date='14-Sep-2009 03:50']Hi Ian,

    I think my response to JTill kind of answers all of your points. Thanks very much for your suggestions. Usually the max that I would want would be 44 or 48 "pages" which physically means 11 or 12 sheets of 8 x 10. Tomorrow I'll try sending it to "All" just to see what happens. It's way past my bedtime and I'm slowly fading.[/quote]
    Word is clever enough to know how many pages there are without you having to tell it (to answer your previous post) and what you could do is try setting it to "All" and then just get Word to print one page. If what comes out of the printer has page 1 opposite page 44, then you know you have achieved what you wanted.

    Ian

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    [quote name='IanWilson' post='793249' date='14-Sep-2009 04:20']Word is clever enough to know how many pages there are without you having to tell it (to answer your previous post) and what you could do is try setting it to "All" and then just get Word to print one page. If what comes out of the printer has page 1 opposite page 44, then you know you have achieved what you wanted.

    Ian[/quote]
    Ian, there is nothing that I hate more than standing in the middle of the trees and banging my head on the forest. You are totally correct in that:

    1. Word was clever enough . . .
    2. Testing by printing Page 1, which

    saved a whole lot of the trees that I was standing in the middle of.

    So now my 11 pieces of 8 x 10 paper have turned into a 44 "page" booklet.

    Thank you,
    Cheers,
    Andy

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