Booklets in Word?

VintageMac

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Is there a simple way to print a booklet in Word? By "booklet" I mean a document that will print 4 pages on one sheet of paper, two on each side with the pages being in the proper locations. my current booklet I would like to print would be about 12 pages on 3 sheets. Or is there another program in Office or Works that would do this?

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angelwatt

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Generally when you go to print there's options for how many pages to print per sheet, though partly depends on the printer.
 

VintageMac

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I'm not just looking to fit a certain number of pages on a sheet, but to have the pages at the proper place so that it works when I staple it together, eg. an 8 page booklet would look something like this--

1 and 8
2 and 7

3 and 6
4 and 5

I know I used to do this in WordPerfect ten years ago, just by checking "booklet".

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angelwatt

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I'm not just looking to fit a certain number of pages on a sheet, but to have the pages at the proper place so that it works when I staple it together, eg. an 8 page booklet would look something like this--

1 and 8
2 and 7

3 and 6
4 and 5

I know I used to do this in WordPerfect ten years ago, just by checking "booklet".

Vintage Mac
Well I'd recommend rearranging your page order and do it like,

1 and 3
2 and 4

5 and 7
6 and 8

That would be the easiest route. PowerPoint lets you rearrange pages pretty well to if that works with what you're doing.
 

iSaint

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I've done this with 3rd party software. There's booklet creator software you can download that will turn your Word docs into the format you're looking for. Do a Google search and see if you find something to fit your needs.

[honesty]I'm too lazy to search for you.[/honesty]

:D
 

VintageMac

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"Google search," why didn't I think of that.... I found and downloaded the freeware "Create Booklet" from--

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/automator createbookletpdfservice.html

I'm sure Cocoa Booklet is fine too, but since this one was from the Apple site it seemed a bit safer.

Thanks all!

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