Printing A6 booklet

Discussion in 'Word Page Layout' started by Sam, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. Sam

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    i am writing a pocket booklet using word xp.
    i am using a custom page size A6 (4"x5"). i would like to print it
    double sided and 4 pages per page on each side of the sheet to make
    the booklet thin and utilize all the paper.

    side A side B general page x
    page 1 | page 60 front | back page 1+x | page
    | cover | cover | 60-x
    | page0 | page 61 |
    --------------- ---------------- -------------------
    page 59 | page 2 page 58|page 3 page60- |page
    | | (2+x) | x+3
    | |

    the relationship between the pages and the sheets of paper seems to be
    a sort of arithmetic series .what is apparent is that the sum of the
    top two or bottom two page numbers is 61. any ideas how i can do this
    with VBA ?I know I could treat it as an A5 booklet with larger margins
    and smaller gutter and print two pages per sheet face but now i am
    curious about how it can be done.thanks

    Sam
     
    Sam, Oct 23, 2004
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  2. Two pages per sheet is easy. Recent versions of Word will do it
    automatically ("Book fold"). For methods for earlier versions, see
    http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/BookletPrinting.htm.

    For four pages, I think you'd have to set up the pages as A4 and then use
    the "4 pages per sheet" option in the Print dialog, entering the pages in
    the order you want them: 1,60,59,2, etc.

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    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Oct 23, 2004
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    magnificant! thanks so much.

     
    Sam, Oct 23, 2004
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    Mp3Robbo

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    Old thread but I wanted to let everyone know that if you're making a 56 page A6 booklet the print order is

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

    When printing in quarters on A4
     
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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, 2,19,2,19, 18,3,18,3, 4,17,4,17, 16,5,16, 5,6,15,6, 15,14, 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 date, some places.

    Sorry for trouble.

    Respectfully,
    Mikel
     
    Mikel, Jan 11, 2018
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    I would work out the best way of splitting the print job in 2, if your limit is 254 chars.
     
    Mp3Robbo, Jan 11, 2018
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    This is the solution now in use and also one more efficient solution is to print first all the front sides, then reinsert the sheets into the printer and print all the back sides.

    I was hopping to find something like ''PDF booklet creator" that will allow me to re-insert the pages, the result being ass easy as "save to pdf" option from the MS Word, but instead of one page per sheet, to be saved exactly like how comes out of the printer.

    The most difficult problem is that my colleagues do not understand this more complicated version of printing and I have to give up my job to serve them every time they need just one new copy for a customer.

    I know that some big - expensive copy-machines have something like this in their software, double-booklet on A4 (or even double-A4-booklet on A3 paper. But we are now just at the beginning, too small for bigger investments.
     
    Mikel, Jan 12, 2018
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