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    Printing booklets

    I'm sure that this has been covered but I can't find it using 'search' so forgive the repitition.
    I'd like to use Word to create several A5 pages (lets say 8 for example)that I then want to print the pages on A4 paper as a booklet so 1 and 8 go together side by side then 2 and 7 and so on.
    There MUST be a simple way of doing this isn't there?

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    Re: Printing booklets

    I don't know about a simple way but...

    Which version of Word are you using. If Word 97 or before, take a look at WOPR which incorporates a routine for printing booklets.

    See <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/bookletprinting.htm>How Can I Print a Booklet in Word</A> (www.addbalance.com/word/bookletprinting.htm) for information on preparing booklets with Word.

    See also <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word> the MVP website</A>.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Printing booklets

    Thanks Charles. There's loads of info here. I'm sure I'll be able to sort it now.

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    Re: Printing booklets

    I like PC Magazine's article on foldover booklets at
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/pctech/content/solutions/wp1704a.htm>http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/pctech/content/...ons/wp1704a.htm</A>

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    Re: Printing booklets

    Hi Bob:

    This method was posted in another list I belong to. It was written by Mike Hurley.

    Booklets
    One of the great things about word when using it like this is it's grid - little used, but very useful - you will find it on the drawing toolbar on the Draw drop down menu under grid, you can control snap from here - yes those tables really can be whatever size you want them to be - as well as the frequency of the gridlines.


    The pain with the booklet layout is that you really need to have a feel for how many pages you are going to fill, but with good editorial this shouldn't be a problem - you can either cut down the text, or maybe keep a drawer of those 'If there's room we might include this.

    To produce your booklet do the following:-

    1. Create a new Word Document.
    2. Make the document 8 pages long by inserting 7 page breaks, A5, Landscape with margins to suit.
    3. Create two text boxes on each page, one left, one right.
    4. Go back to page one, and select the text box on the right, right click and select Create Text Box Link
    5. Link this to the left hand box on page 2.
    6. You need to do this all the way through your document alternating left and right until you get to page 8 which will be a left hand link, link this to the box on the right (booklet page 9) and go backwards up the document until you get to page 1.
    7. Save this document at this stage, you can set it to be a template for 8 page booklets.
    8. Now copy your text from your A5 document and paste it to the text box on the right of page 1. All the text will flow through the document to the end and then come back up to page 1.
    9. Send this to print (you can just print odd pages and then even pages) and you will have your booklet.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Printing booklets

    The ways round a problem can be very helpful - this certainaly looks as if it will work but ...
    I am a teacher and am looking for a solution that I can roll out over an intranet for children to use. I guess it'll have to be a macro. I wondered if anyone had done it before - a 'professional' looking one with confirmation boxes etc.

    Bob
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    Re: Printing booklets

    Hi folks, I've just joined.

    My solution to booklet printing came when HP up-dated their driver for the JaserJet 2100 printer.

    The latest driver includes an option for booklet printing from a normal document (best if it has 4n pages) that makes everything so easy.

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