How to print two a6 booklets (A5 unfolded) on A4 paper?

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  1. Mikel

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    Hello,

    I need to print a series of "brochures" - booklets of 20 to 56 pages in multiple copies.

    I have a laser printer that can duplex and I want to do it myself, not to go at a CopyCenter. The problem is that I can’t find a way to print two brochures that are formatted A6 (ie A5 unfolded) on an A4 sheet in the correct order of the pages so I can staple them after printing.

    I created in Excel a program that lists my pages in the correct printing order, ie for the 20-page brochure, the correct sequence is:

    20,1,20,1, front 1
    2,19,2,19, back 1
    18,3,18,3, front 2
    4,17,4,17, back 2
    16,5,16,5, front 3
    6,15,6,15, back 3
    14,7,14,7,
    8,13,8,13,
    12,9,12,9,
    10,11,10,11

    but in word the option to print after page allows me to enter only 254 characters that makes it impossible to print the brochures over 44 pages.

    Can you help me find a solution?

    For example, the longest sequence I need is for 56 pages:

    56,1,56,1,2,55,2,55,54,3,54,3,4,53,4,53,52,5,52,5,6,51,6,51, 50, 7,50,7,8,49,8,49,48,9,48,9, 10,47,10,47,46,11,46,11,12,45,12,45, 44,13, 44,13,14,43,14,43,42,15,42,15,16,41,16,41, 40,17,40,17,18,39,18,39,38,19,38,19,20,37,20,37,36,21,36,21,22,35,22,35,34,23,34,23, 24,33,24,33,32,25,32,25, 26,31,26,31,30,27,30,27,28,29,28,29

    I need to keep the original in editable state because every year something most be changed inside the booklet, some names, same dates, some places.

    Respectfully,
    Mikel
     
    Mikel, Jan 11, 2018
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  2. Mikel

    macropod Microsoft MVP

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    Word's bookfold printing can handle the layout issues automatically, but won't allow you to print them on A4 paper when formatted for A5 paper.
     
    macropod, Jan 12, 2018
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    Exactly! How can I double that action?
     
    Mikel, Jan 12, 2018
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    Which part of:
    won't allow you to print them on A4 paper when formatted for A5 paper
    don't you understand?
     
    macropod, Jan 12, 2018
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